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Families trapped in West Michigan as flooding to worsen over the weekend


Heavy rain wreaks havoc on West Michigan homes as water pours in from area rivers and streams. The flooding is only going to get worse before it gets any better in many places and a Kalamazoo woman we spoke with on Thursday says she can't use her heat ...


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