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Newaygo County Preparing for Worst as Muskegon River Floods

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Newaygo County is preparing for the worst as rain continues to fall and the Muskegon River rises.

Newaygo County has been under a flood warning since last Thursday because of the heavy rainfall.

More than 200 homeowners along the Muskegon River may be forced to evacuate within the next couple of days.

The Muskegon River is half a foot above the flood stage and there's more rain to come with no place to go.

Multiple Newaygo County roads have been closed down due to a flood warning on the Muskegon River near the Croton Dam.

The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners has issued a Local Emergency Declaration and the Newaygo County Road Commission has closed down the following roads:

  • 72nd at Pine in Croton Township
  • Timberview at Thornapple in Brooks Township
  • Sarrell at Bridge Street in the City of Newaygo
  • Felch north of 96th in Garfield Township
  • Main Street and Turner Ave in Bridgeton Township

Using the roads or properties while closed will be considered trespassing.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard and photojournalist Jared Barraco has more details from emergency officials on how they are preparing.