Midland County flood updates

Watch a re-play of Governor Whitmer’s press conferences regarding the historic flooding in Midland:

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is giving a press conference on Michigan's dam failure and flooding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is giving a press conference on Michigan's dam failure and flooding.

Posted by WSBT-TV on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Governor Whitmer Provides Update on State's Response to COVID-19

The live stream will start at 9:55 a.m. and the press conference will begin at 10 a.m.

Posted by Michigan State Police on Thursday, May 21, 2020

 

From our partners at ABC 12 News

Wixom Lake residents left with surreal scene where water used to be

Edenville Dam had problems for years, so why wasn’t it worked on?

Sanford residents deal with aftermath of dam failure during 500-year flood

Whitmer working with FEMA on federal aid for Midland, investigating dam failures

Gladwin County wants boats out of the water

 

Where to shelter:

Midland High School
Bullock Creek High School
Meridian Junior High
West Midland Family Center
North Midland Family Center
Coleman High School

We are hearing the many of these shelter’s could use supplies like masks, sanitizer, personal use products.   If you are capable, please drop off donations to the site nearest you.

 

How to volunteer:

In wake of the recent flood devastation in the Great Lakes Bay Region, United Way of Midland County is spearheading volunteer coordination efforts for flood relief and response in Midland County.

 Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit the organization’s online volunteer portal at eportal.unitedway.org/2020flood.

 

How to Donate:

Click here to support the Midland Area Community Foundation donation drive!

 

From Midland County 911:

Just a reminder that there is a Boil Water Advisory from Water District 1 for Edenville and Hope Township north of Baker Road. These sections are in a separate pressure zone where pressure was lost due to the dam failure. Water District 1 needs to perform two rounds of testing before they can confirm it’s safe. They hope to have this completed by Saturday.

 

From Midland County 911:

MANY ROADS ARE FLOODED OVER. IT IS NOT SAFE TO TRAVEL OVER ANY FLOODED ROADS. IT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE AROUND ANY BARRICADES.

M20 IS CLOSED FROM MAIN TO MERIDIAN.

US10 IS CLOSED FROM BUSINESS 10 TO M 18.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, YOU NEED TO VIEW THE ATTACHED MAP AND TRY TO DETERMINE A SAFE WAY TO YOUR DESTINATION AND THERE ARE NOT MANY WAYS IN OR OUT.

YOU WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL LONG WAYS INTO OTHER COUNTIES AND AROUND TO ACCESS MIDLAND FROM THE WEST AND THE EAST.

PLEASE DON’T CALL 911 FOR NON EMERGENCY DIRECTIONS OR INFORMATION.

 

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