Floodwaters from the Muskegon River may have hit their peak in Muskegon and Newaygo Counties. National Weather Service says the river isn't rising today.... a sign that the river has crested.

Jim Duram of Muskegon County Emergency Management tells WOOD Radio it could be several days before the river returns to its banks.

"On Maple Island Road, south of the Muskegon River, there is still water flowing over the road. So it will be a few more days of high water."

Duram says many people have been forced to evacuate, but the Red Cross shelters have been quiet.

"Very few people have taken advantage of the shelters, From what we are hearing, many people have moved in with friends and family."

Duram says emergency crews could not force homeowners to evacuate their flooded property. Those people will have to shelter in place.

"They have indicated to us that they have been thru this before and don't consider it to be a big issue. I guess they know how to prepare for it."