According to the Lansing State Journal, areas along the Grand River in Lansing could see flooding not seen since 1985 if current forecasts hold up.

The river stood at 9.9 feet on Tuesday afternoon and was expected to crest at 14.1 feet on Friday or Saturday.  Flood stage is 11 feet.

Some homes are going to take on water, and neighborhoods will start to flood.  The national weather service said, "folks that haven't lived in Lansing since the 1980's will not be familiar with what's coming."

The Grand River peaked at 14.12 feet in 1985, and 15.43 feet in 1975, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  About 800 families were evacuated from their homes in 1975.

Lansing emergency management officials said they expect moderate to major flooding in some neighborhoods and business areas.  They were coordinating with the American Red Cross should there be a need to open shelters.


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