Stories tagged: "dam"


In this May 21, 2020 file photo, Sanford resident Connie Methner, owner of CJ's Hairstyling, bows her head as she copes with the damage after water flooded her salon to its ceiling in Sanford, Mich. Sanford village, with a population of 859, is pulling together after the devastation of two dam failures in May. Volunteers are still clearing muck and providing supplies to those whose homes were destroyed since there's no telling when major state and federal help will come. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP File)
The Federal Government Has Left This Michigan Village to Recover From Floods on Their Own

The village of Sanford in Midland County — an area that saw more than $200 million in flood damage — has raised just $230,000 for recovery waiting for stalled federal aid.

Photo courtesy of the Governor's office
Gov. Whitmer Volunteers in Midland to Help Families Devastated by Flood

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rolls up her sleeves for Mid-Michigan families.

Water rushes through the Edenville Dam, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Edenville, Mich. People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river have been evacuated following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Congress: We Need to Know Why Midland County’s Edenville Dam Failed

Michigan Reps. Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton say the inquiry is critical for cities with highly hazardous dams.

Photo courtesy of Gov. Whitmer's office
Gov. Whitmer Demands Answers From Midland Flooding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer toured the devastation calling for answers on the broken dams that left more than 11,000 Michiganders displaced during a pandemic.

Freeland resident Cyndi Ballien walks up to get a closer look as heavy rain floods North Gleaner Road near its intersection with Tittabawassee Road on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Saginaw County, Mich. People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
Was This Preventable? Michigan Dam That Failed Was Known For Safety Violations.

An investigation has uncovered years of reported violations. Now residents are displaced during a pandemic.

Photo via YouTube drone (World News)
Heavy Rains Are Forcing Mid-Michiganders to Evacuate Their Homes

It’s still unclear when waters will recede enough to allow residents to return to their homes.