Stories tagged: "flood"


Detroit residents observe a stretch of I-94 that is still under several feet of water following heavy weekend rains which flooded parts of Metro Detroit.
After a weekend of heavy storms beginning on Friday night and lasting through the weekend rainwater flooded parts of I-94 in Detroit, Michigan forcing some motorists to abandon their vehicles and seek shelter from the heavy rains. Flood waters remained in areas along I-94 between Dearborn and Downtown Detroit several days later as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference on the still inundated I-94.
The 7 Answers Michiganders Want After Weeks of Heavy Rain

If you have a feeling these storms have something to do with climate change, you'd be right.

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 27: Many cars were abandoned at this I-96 overpass of Pacific Ave. causing the freeway to become impassible where the water was over 2 feet deep due to the torrential rains of the previous day during the day on I-96 freeway in Northwest Detroit on Saturday June 26, 2021 in Detroit, MI.
Here’s How Science and Infrastructure Projects Can Help Highways Recover Faster from Flooding

With floodwaters still draining off I-94, how long the highway will be closed isn't known. But there are ways to recover from future floods faster.

A search and rescue boat is deployed as Saginaw Road is closed at Drake due to water over the road while floodwater rises in Midland, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Michigan Releases First Report on Midland Dam Failure

Hundreds of displaced mid-Michigan families are waiting for answers about the Edenville Dam's failure. Here's what they know — and what they don't.

Midland flood
Michigan Will Assess Remaining Portion of Failed Dam

State investigators announced Monday that they will be assessing the remaining portions of the dams that broke in May.

People photograph the floodwaters of the Tittabawassee River that encroached on downtown Midland, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from communities in central Michigan. Families living along the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were ordered to leave home Tuesday evening, the second time in less than 24 hours. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Independent Investigation Launched Into Whether Federal Negligence to Blame for Midland Flood

More than two months after the floodwaters submerged a mid-Michigan town, an independent investigation into the cause is finally underway.

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.