COVID-19: Tracking the Data and Rising Waters: What’s Next?


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — News 8 broadcasted two half-hour specials Thursday evening.

At 8 p.m., COVID-19: Tracking the Data — Brian Sterling and Susan Shaw anchored our special report as we take a deep dive into the data to look at the trends in Michigan right now. Target 8 Investigator Ken Kolker took us to the deadliest spot in West Michigan, a nursing home where 31 people have now died. Shaw and Sterling speak to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during an extended, exclusive interview.

At 8:30 p.m., Rising Waters: What’s Next? — Storm Team 8 gives an in-depth update on the unprecedented water levels on Lake Michigan and what to expect in the months ahead. We’re on the water showing viewers the biggest areas of concern right now. We’re talking to homeowners and contractors about the race to install seawalls before the fierce storms of fall. And we go in search of the best beaches that still have sand for you to spread out on.

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