Stories tagged: "Midland"


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.

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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.

Sen. Peters surveying flood damage. Photo courtesy Sen. Peters' office.
Navigating the Rocky Relationship Between Michigan and FEMA Isn’t Easy In Normal Times. Now Add a Plague, a Flood and a Cyclone.

Sen. Gary Peters is taking steps to improve FEMA's reliability in Michigan's time of unprecedented crisis.

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.

Artifacts rescued from the Doan History Center in Midland. (Photo via GoFundMe)
Why Midland’s History Won’t Be Lost To Floodwaters

Flooding in Mid-Michigan has left wreckage in its wake. The Historical Society of Michigan is ensuring that Midland’s history isn’t lost among it.