GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Concerns are growing by the minute in Ottawa County, along with the rising waters of the Grand River. The county is distributing 17,000 sandbags and many people have already taken advantage.
Chuck Larsen's backyard has become a battleground between him and nature. "Hopefully we can last out the crest and won't get flooded out," says Larsen as he places sandbags on the ground.
Larsen is one of several residents that WZZM 13 found picking up sandbags at the Grand Haven Township Fire Department.
"Water's coming up fast," said one man collecting free sandbags.
The fire department is just one hub in charge of distributing some of the county's 17,000 sandbags. They're going to other local governments and residents in need.
"We've delivered 2,500 just today and several hundred yesterday as well," says Tom Gerencer, Grand Haven Township Fire Chief.