Michigan floods subside, recovery begins

8:59 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Residents have been allowed back into a 32-story riverfront apartment tower in Grand Rapids after a 17-day flood evacuation.

The Plaza Towers complex was closed on April 20 as flood waters entered the basement, swamping the building's electrical systems. 

About 80 cars were stranded in the lower levels.

The return started one day after Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Grand Rapids, Ionia and 19 counties that dealt with recent flooding.

The flooding lasted from April 9 through late last week and saw the Grand River through Grand Rapids reach record heights.

Associated Press

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