Comstock Park remains a mess after flooding
Updated: Tuesday, April 23 2013, 07:12 PM EDT
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Thousands of gallons of water are being pumped out of downtown buildings, back into the Grand River.
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, the J.W. Marriott, and the Plaza Towers are among buildings along the River doing this.
A thousand people remain displaced from apartments and condos in the Plaza Towers and the adjacent Courtyard Marriott is still closed.
We're told crews are pumping out water, but need to keep pace with the water level outside the building. Otherwise, the pressure from the river against the buildings could be damaging. There's no telling when the Plaza Towers will reopen.
"It's an unfortunate situation for many people," said Dustin Muiers, owner of Timber Ridge Wood Products in Comstock Park.
Muiers' job has been much more challenging given the flooding.
"It's all dry product, but we have to drive through two feet of water to get to it," he said.
But he says business must go on as his customers need mulch for their landscaping projects.
People affected by the flooding are advised to call 2-1-1.