Whitmer. (Anthony Clark via Storyful). She vowed the state will pursue "every line of legal recourse that we can.". Legal Statement. By afternoon, the Tittabawassee and the Rifle River hit major flood stage. And in this particular situation, it is unavoidable as we’ve had to move several thousand people into a handful of sheltering facilities.

(Daniel Mears/ The Detroit News via AP). My team is closely monitoring the flooding in Central Michigan – Stay SAFE and listen to local officials. That’s why it’s important to follow the rules about social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands, especially if evacuating a disaster zone, Wang said. @Local4News #michiganflood pic.twitter.com/v3LQs5A5yw. A close-up shows Windover High School in West Midland, with a flooded playground visible amidst the floodwaters. Rushing waters took out trees, roadways, homes, businesses, the library, the sewer system, electricity — and part of the city of Midland. "This is truly a crisis, in the middle of a crisis.". "Midland has evacuated 10,000 people, along with patients in the city's hospital. pic.twitter.com/NL2x5P8c0A.

", She added that COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is present in 79 of 83 Michigan counties.

While avoiding traveling and not congregating indoors are key strategies to slow the virus’s spread, fleeing to a shelter or another part of the country often is the safest choice during a disaster. In 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) revoked Boyce Hydro’s license to operate the Edenville Dam due to non-compliance issues that included spillway capacity and the inability to pass the most severe flood reasonably possible. Resident Joe Ryan paddles a kayak to check on his home in a flooded …

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook, A satellite image shows the flooded Isabella Street and homes after rising floodwaters unleashed by two dam failures submerged parts of Midland, Michigan, May 20, 2020. They turned away enthusiastic volunteers to limit the number of people, and potential coronavirus, inside. The coronavirus complicated response to the disastrous flood that swallowed a series of small communities in mid-Michigan when an ageing dam broke, Fri 22 May 2020 13.42 BST

The Michigan Department of Transportation warned of flooding on several state roads. The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency and ordered more than 10,000 residents of Edenville and Sanford to evacuate. “Everybody please stay safe and do your best out there and we’ll get through this.”, SWOLLEN MICHIGAN RIVER CRESTS AS WHITMER, OFFICIALS WARN FLOOD DANGER ISN'T OVER YET. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. The coronavirus pandemic complicated the response to the disastrous flood that swallowed a series of small communities in mid-Michigan on 19 May. Screen for heightened risk individuals and entities globally to help uncover hidden risks in business relationships and human networks, Build the strongest argument relying on authoritative content, attorney-editor expertise, and industry defining technology, The most comprehensive solution to manage all your complex and ever-expanding tax and compliance needs, The industry leader for online information for tax, accounting and finance professionals, Thousands protest Chinese security law as unrest returns to Hong Kong, Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations, Trump pardons Corn and Cob the Thanksgiving turkeys, Protests erupt in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at supermarket, Colombian survivors dig out after Hurricane Iota, COVID cases flood hospitals in America's heartland, Our most popular Instagram photos of 2020, Thousands flee fighting in Ethiopia, cross border to Sudan. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, "What I can tell you is what you already know, you've seen from the pictures — it's devastating," Whitmer said. Dow announced that floodwaters began "commingling with on-site containment ponds" at the Midland plant at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Made it to the heart of Sanford. And pontoon alley is one of the biggest areas. NBC affiliate WILX reported that a bridge in the city of Midland had collapsed and thousands of Midland residents were without power. Nearly all the infrastructure on the small island of Providencia, home to some 6,000 people near the coast of Central America, was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Iota. Corn the turkey and its alternate Cob, both raised in Iowa, are pardoned by President Donald Trump in an annual Thanksgiving tradition. Thousands of residents in central Michigan have been forced to evacuate their homes after rapidly rising waters from the Tittabawassee River following two dam failures threatened to flood parts of Midland County under as much as 9 feet of water.

Rising flood waters of the Tittabawassee River advance upon the city after the breach of two dams, Edenville and Sanford, in Midland, Michigan, May 20, 2020.

It’s a fun-loving community. Whitmer sent a letter to Trump on Wednesday.

"Please get somewhere safe, now," the governor urged. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Gov.

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook. “I’ve never had to manage a separate [emergency], but I can imagine it would be a little bit easier if you weren’t dealing with Covid-19.”, Available for everyone, funded by readers.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE WEATHER COVERAGE FROM FOX NEWS. Water overruns the Sanford Dam in Michigan on Tuesday. TC VORTEX /via REUTERS, Flooding and impact on nearby areas after dam breeches which prompted the evacuation of residents is seen in a SAR satellite image taken at 5:25 AM local time by New Space small-sat ICEYE over Midland County, Michigan, May 20, 2020.

Officials said the Tittabawassee River crested Wednesday night at just over 35 feet in the city of Midland, about 3 feet below the forecast level after floodwaters overtook two dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from their homes. April Robinson watches as her business Poochies Pit Stop is torn down after the major flood damage in Sanford on Friday, May 29, 2020. Flood warnings in Michigan were issued following widespread rainfall of 4 to 7 inches starting Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook, A resident looks at a flooded street along the Tittabawassee River, in downtown Midland, Michigan, May 20, 2020. Image Credit: NASA ARIA, NCU, Planet Labs, Google.

“The logistics of manning a shelter in a very fast order while also knowing you have a vulnerable population and also having to put in the proper protocols to protect them.”. Heavy rainfall in central Michigan starting on May 17, 2020 has caused significant flooding in Midland County, with news reports indicating damage to roadways, homes and business. The National Weather Service said communities farther downstream were bracing for flooding in the coming days. Our brave First Responders are once again stepping up to serve their fellow citizens, THANK YOU!

hide caption. Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from communities in central Michigan. Multiple Michigan rivers are hitting moderate flood levels this week, including the Grand River in Grand Rapids and Ionia, the Thornapple River in Hastings and the Saginaw River in …

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