After the flood waters from the Grand River filled the basement of our high rise in Grand Rapids, and the heat and power went out, we were evacuated. A local reporter climbed up the stairs to our apartment on the 27th floor and interviewed us as we packed some clothes and prepared to leave the building for a few weeks. This includes our moment of thanks because in comparison to the tragedy this week in Boston, we are lucky.
- See blackout on Grand Rapids skyline, Grand River rising as city sleeps (mlive.com)
- Grand River Now Cresting In Grand Rapids (fox17online.com)
- Flood causes couple to climb 27 flights of stairs with flashlights to retreive possessions (mlive.com)
- Flooding timeline: Photos show first 4 days of great Grand Rapids flood (mlive.com)