Michigan Residents Evacuated As Edenville Dam Breaks, Sanford Dam In Hazard

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Midland Metropolis

The Edenville and Sanford Dams of Michigan‘s Midland County have failed, forcing Michigan residents to evacuate.

At round midday, each the Edenville and Sanford dams have been holding, in response to town’s web site. Nonetheless, the Nationwide Climate Service reported “life-threatening flash flooding” from the failure of the Edenville dam as the results of heavy rains and the swell of the Tittabawassee River round 6:30 p.m. CST. Midland County additionally reported that the Sanford Dam failed at 7:49 p.m. CST.

The Edenville dam holds again the Tittabawassee River, which town anticipated to crest at 30.6 ft by 2 a.m. on Might 20. One other river, Rifle River, reached its main flood stage as effectively, the Nationwide Climate Service reported.

The Nationwide Climate Service additionally issued a flood warning for Rouge, Saginaw, Shiawassee and Tittabawassee Rivers and a flash flood emergency for areas downstream of the Edenville dam.

It is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! IMMEDIATE EVACUATION for areas downstream from the Edenville Dam alongside the Tittabawassee River. The closest downstream city is Sanford Dam…positioned about 7 miles from the Edenville Dam. Areas downstream from the Edenville Dam alongside the Tittabawassee River needs to be ready for flooding.

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