Flooding prompts local state of emergency in Kent Co.

Kent County
grand rapids grand river flooding 022218_484933

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County has declared a local state of emergency due to flooding throughout the county.

Kent County is among a growing list of areas who have declared local state of emergencies caused by widespread flooding throughout West Michigan.

The declaration is the first step to tracking activity and damage if the need to ask for state or federal assistance arises.

Earlier this week, Ottawa, Berrien, Ionia and Newaygo counties also declared to be in a state of emergency.

Inside woodtv.com:Storm Team 8 ForecastGet the free Storm Team 8 appSign up for school closing text or email alerts

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links