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Grand Rapids Mayor Heartwell: "Too early" for flood damage estimate

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GRAND RAPIDS (WKZO) -- Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell says it's "too early" give an accurate estimate of flood damages in the city.

The mayor says that crews have been out assessing damage to the city's floodwall and know where repairs will need to be made.  Heartwell adds that he hopes volunteers will come forward to help repair damage in some areas.

Heartwell did say that the city would end up spending at least 500-thousand dollars on flood defenses, mainly to help secure Grand Rapids' wastewater treatment plant.

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