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Update: Mecosta County Flood Victims Waiting to Return Home

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People in Mecosta County are trying to figure out what to do next with their homes still surrounded and filled with water.

Fractured ice created an ice jam up stream from Rogers Heights on Wednesday afternoon.

Flooding along the Muskegon River forced dozens to evacuate. In all, the river overtook more than 60 homes. Half of the homes are seasonal.

Some people living on the outer edge of the flooding ventured back to check on their property on Friday and tried to salvage what they could.

The sheriff says many people will not be able to return home until the ice melts and the water flows naturally once again.

The Red Cross opened a shelter at the First United Methodist Church at 304 Elm Street in Big Rapids to help flood victims.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Tony Zyber have the latest on the flooding.