Michigan Governor Declares State of Emergency, as Dams Fail

Downtown Midland could soon be under 9 feet of water in unprecedented flooding, governor warns

Michigan’s governor declared a state of emergency and thousands of people were forced to evacuate after the Edenville and Sanford Dams in the center of the state were breached, following days of heavy rainfall. Photo: TC Vortex/Reuters

香蕉视频苹果下载Residents were ordered to evacuate from several cities in central Michigan, as rising floodwaters overwhelmed two dams near Midland, a city of 43,000 on the Tittabawassee River.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Tuesday evening and called on thousands of people in affected areas to make their way to the homes of friends, relatives or emergency shelters.