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Grand Rapids in Bad Shape Following Monday Night Storms

By KBJR News 1

July 3, 2012 Updated Oct 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM CDT

As a result of the severe storms that passed through the City of Grand Rapids Monday night, the Grand Rapids Police Department is recommending limited travel on residential roads.

There are several downed trees and power lines as a result of winds that reached up to 80 miles per hour overnight.

Although most of the power has been shut off, residents are asked to stay away from all downed power lines and report them to the Grand Rapids Public Utility Office.

Residents are asked to report any severely damaged homes to the police department where injury may have been likely. So far officials say that 100 homes have fallen trees on them.

Public Utility crews are currently working to restore power to the city; however, residents can expect lengthy delays until power can be fully restored.

There is a temporary emergency shelter set up a the IRA Civic Center.

Anybody can drop off brush and debris to the Northside of 14th Street Northwest, between 38th and the fairgrounds. Also, West of the railroad tracks on County Road 63. If you have any questions call the Public Works at 218-326-7481

In the video at the right, City Administrator Shawn Gillen talks with Courtney Godfrey about the impacts of the storm and advice to residents.

If you have any pictures or video from Monday's storms, please send them to producer@northlandsnewscenter.com.

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