Flood waters may have been receding slowly in Grandville Monday, but the flood levels are still high for many businesses and homeowners.
At Harlo Productions in Grandville, employees couldn’t get to work because 48 inches of water surrounded the building.
The company typically produces about five to six hi-lo forklifts a week.
A handful of workers from the company got together to build a wooden foot bridge out of scraps of material they had at the business in order to walk over the water.
There was at least six inches of water in the storage garage.
In the sales office, there was about an inch of water circling desks and office chairs there.
VanAllen explained how fast the waters rose on Buck Creek Thursday, rushing into the building.
“It actually came so fast we were caught not prepared,” said VanAllen. “The desks, they’re just metal, they can take a little water. They were warning us, but you think it’s not going to get that deep.”
Sherman said she was most grateful for the help of the community during the worst part of the flood.