My Town: Predicted weekend warm-up raises flooding concerns | Weather
OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.— A predicted weekend warm-up is leading to flooding concerns in Ottawa County.
Although flooding along the Grand River is not anticipated, The Ottawa County Emergency Management team says the melting snow and rainfall could be a challenge for some county drains, which may be clogged by leaves and other debris. Emergency managers are asking residents to clear driveway culverts, drains and rain gutters once the warmer temperatures melt away the ice and snow, possibly preventing clogs that can lead to damaging ice dams.
“Being proactive now may save a lot of inconvenience next spring,” said Beth Thomas, Ottawa County Emergency Management director. “No one knows for sure what the weather will be like when spring arrives and as always, it’s best to be prepared.”