I may have mentioned that it’s been a bit rainy.
I may not have mentioned just HOW rainy.
Let’s just say that we’ve already exceeded the April rainfall record here in West Michigan with about a bijillion inches already this month (that’s a scientific number).
We have the (usually) good fortune of having a river that runs right through the middle of our city.
Here is Grand Rapids and the Grand River on a normal, nice day.
Image from here.
But not now.
Now the river looks like this.
Normally we have nice walkways along the river. (See the stairs in the pic above?!? See the lightposts below?!? But where is the sidewalk?)
This is the museum and the museum carousel. The water is very nearly touching the carousel. That is not normal.
Also, people live and work in buildings along the river. Like here, in the building to the right.
And the worst thing is that the water HASN’T CRESTED YET. (It is supposed to on Monday).
Also. Ken and Anne left the bedroom window open and may have basically invited a flood into our bedroom….this is not counting in the dining room, where the window remained closed and yet we still have soggy carpet. BOOOOOO.
Stay dry this weekend!
April 19, 2013 at 10:41 am
Ahh! Try to stay dry out there!
April 19, 2013 at 11:05 am
Yikes! I didn’t even realize there was flooding in Michigan–what a week this has been. Stay dry!
April 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm
Oh my! I had no idea it was so bad in GR! I’ve been to focused on getting the 5 inches out of my basement
April 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm
I can see how those 5 inches would be pretty distracting! That stinks.
April 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Wow, you guys have a lot of water too. I live north of Bay City and we are flooded just as bad. I am tired of driving 5 miles out of my way just to get to where I want to go because of the bridges/road closures. Stay dry.
April 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Ugh, there’s water everywhere! I have another update coming tomorrow…
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