The Grand River hit a record high level in Grand Rapids over the weekend. Volunteers spent hours filling sandbags to protect homes and city buildings.
City managers are still dealing with the flood waters. But they’re also planning for future storms.
Haris Alibasic directs Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability.
“Given the more intense and more frequent, intense rain events we’re probably going to be experiencing, as climate change is anticipated to really have a serious impact in the Midwest," he says.