Our network

Weather

Funding deadline nears for communities impacted by flooding

Funding deadline nears for communities impacted by flooding

Communities impacted by the floods in April have less than a week to file their request for federal disaster money. 

In June, President Obama declared a major disaster in 16 Michigan counties, including Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon and Newaygo. The Small Business Association also issued a disaster declaration this summer.  Both declarations freed up federal assistance for homeowners, local governments and certain non-profits who were forced to clean up.  Homeowners and businesses had until Monday, August 12 to apply for assistance; city officials have until August 17.

The flooding caused $10 million in damage in Kent County alone.  Federal funding would help pay for debris removal and repairs to public property, roads and bridges.

Extreme heat shuts down 'Concerts on the Green' performance

Extreme heat shuts down 'Concerts on the Green' performance

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.— The City of Hudsonville is cancelling tonight’s Concert on the Green because of the extreme heat.

The City says the free performance by The Adam’s Family will be rescheduled for August 1. City officials are encouraging residents to find ways to stay cool and safe as the Heat Advisory runs through Friday.

The Concerts on The Green series is presented by West Michigan Community Bank.  Visitors can also enjoy crafts, games, and a balloon artist.

Workers return to Brookcrest for first time since flooding evacuations

Workers return to Brookcrest for first time since flooding evacuations

 

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Employees of Brookcrest Rehabilitation and  Life Center are preparing for the return of residents,  forced from their homes by recent flooding.

On April 18, the Brook Creek spilled into the senior community, forcing all 122 residents to evacuate. Ambulances and vans lined up to transport the residents to other facilities in the area.

Brookcrest social workers and nurses are regularly visiting the residents during their temporary displacement.  Several of Brookcrest’s certified nursing aids are also working daily inside the other facilities.

On April 30, the Brookcrest admissions staff moved back into their building.  They expect to announce when residents can officially return within the next few days.

Grandville-Jenison flood Community Clean Up Saturday

Grandville-Jenison flood Community Clean Up Saturday

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Community members are encouraged to help victims of the recent flooding clean up on Saturday, April 27.

The “Community Clean Up” will take place in two shifts, starting at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Volunteers can report to the Grandville-Jenison Chamber Office, located at 2939 Wilson Ave., Suite 106 in Grandville.  Volunteers and home owners will be asked to sign a waiver.

For more information about the effort, or to sign someone up for help, visit the Grandville Jenison Chamber’s website, or contact Sandy Leblanc at sandy@grandjen.com or by phone, at (616) 531-8890. 

Closings Around Grandville Today

Updated closings at WZZM13.com

Closings Tonight Around Grandville, Jenison, and Hudsonville

Updated closings at WZZM13.com

Closings Around Your Community Today

Visit WZZM13 for all the latest closings