Michigan Governor Declares State of Emergency for Midland County Due to Flooding

by Kristin Harlow

MIDLAND COUNTY, MICH. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Midland County after the Edenville and Sanford Dams breached. Shelters have opened across Midland County and are available to residents who need a place to evacuate. The Tittabawassee River reached an historic high of 35 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The river is considered in a flood stage at 24 feet. Downtown Midland, a city of 42,000, faced an especially serious flooding threat, according to Whitmer.

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