GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- No apartments were seriously damaged, but heavy rain that fell in Grand Rapids Monday afternoon flooded the lobby of an apartment building on the city's southeast side.
It happened around 3 p.m. Monday at the Waters House Apartments, 500 Fulton Street E.
Managers at Waters House would not speak on camera, but told WZZM 13's Phil Dawson the rain came down so hard that city storm sewers on Fulton were overwhelmed. The overflow polled in the parking lot, soaking several cars and flooding the first floor of the building.
"I was looking out the window and I saw all this water coming over the iron railing," said Anthony Guyton, who lives in Waters House. "I saw it getting higher and higher."
Residents say it took ten minutes or less for the water to fill the parking lot and come into the building's first floor.