TWIN LAKE, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon County Sheriff's Department and Emergency Services is urging people who live in the Muskegon River Basin to voluntarily evacuate their homes due to flooding.
Officials say that the levels of the Muskegon River will continue to rise over the next 24 to 48 hours. The river is already above flood stage.
Maple Island Road is closed at the Maple Island Bridge due to flooding over the road.
Anyone who evacuates and does not have a place to go can meet at the Egelston Township Fire Department at 5380 E. Apple for assistance. Also, anyone who evacuates is asked to contact Consumers Energy at 231-724-8819 so the company can shut off electricity to their location.
In a news release, authorities said "this is a dangerous situation and cannot be underestimated."