From our friends at Emergency Services:
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Muskegon River near Croton
* As of 1:00 PM EDT a widespread 1 to 2 inches of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours with localized amounts just over 2 inches. Water equivalent within snowmelt has added to these totals, which is making it directly into streams and rivers, thanks to mostly frozen soils. *Another round of rainfall is forecast to impact lower Michigan this afternoon into early Wednesday morning. An additional inch to two inches of rain can be expected. Rivers will rise with many exceeding bank full and a few going into minor flood stage.
WHAT TO EXPECT Widespread standing water is expected in low lying and flood prone areas. Flooding of small streams, urban and poor drainage locations continue to be possible. Three USGS Streamgages are used to determine the river levels. As of 4:30 pm, the Muskegon River near
ALL PUBLIC ACCESS SITES ON THE MUSKEGON RIVER ARE CLOSED! Due to unsafe conditions on the Muskegon River, all Public Access Sites on the Muskegon River in Newaygo County are CLOSED until the Flood Warning has been lifted. Any use of these properties will be prohibited until further notice. Violation of this order shall be enforced under MCL 750.552 (Trespass) by State and Local law enforcement. ROAD CLOSURES The following roads are currently closed due to flooding: * Warner Ave. between Baseline and 8th St. * 8 Mile Rd. between Comstock and Dickinson * Luce Ave between 32nd & 24th in Dayton Township. * Elm and 8 Mile (Old M-20) intersection in Norwich Township. In Muskegon County M-120 from Twin Lake to Maple Island is Closed. FLOODING SAFETY