Storm blows through Kent, Ionia, Montcalm

Westbound on 28th Street heading towards the East Beltline in Kentwood. (June 11, 2014)

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) – A thunderstorm that blew through the greater Grand Rapids area Wednesday afternoon left some major intersections underwater.

One person sent a photo to 24 Hour News 8 via ReportIt showing the intersection of 28th Street and the East Beltline in Kentwood underwater. Others reported flooding in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids and Cascade Township. There was an Areal Flood Advisory in effect for Kent County until 9 p.m.

In East Grand Rapids, up to 1 inch of rain fell in about 30 minutes. Wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour were recorded at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and small hail was reported in the area of Forest Hills, Ada and Cascade Township. There were reports of tree limbs down.

The storm that hit Kent County then moved into northwest Ionia County with heavy rain, nickel-sized hail and lightning.

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