Thousands of residents in Midland County are being forced to evacuate after the Edenville and Sanford dams breached Tuesday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for the county and urged residents of Edenville and Sanford to evacuate and get somewhere safe as soon as possible.
"The depth, and the destruction is unknown yet. But I think it's safe to anticipate that there are going to be a lot of people who are going to struggle as a result of this, on top of all of the other stressors that we have right now," Gov. Whitmer said.
DAM FAILURE CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN MICHIGAN— Jamey Singleton (@jameysingleton) May 20, 2020
Kayla Danielle caught the moment the Edenville Dam in Midland County, Michigan collapsed. I enhanced the video. Evacuations were issued, prayers that everyone was able to get to higher ground. #miwx #EdenvilleDam pic.twitter.com/Em7edcUKK5
Breaking News: The Sanford Dam’s collapse is imminent & residents are urged to evacuate immediately.— ~Marietta (@_MariettaDavis) May 20, 2020
This warning comes shortly after Midland County Central Dispatch alert of the Edenville Dam failure.
Sending Prayers 🙏#SanfordDam#EdenvilleDam#Michiganpic.twitter.com/ACiBTZN7UK
Before and after the Edenville Dam failure in Michigan— Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) May 20, 2020
As of this morning, Wixom Lake, the reservoir formed by the dam, is now essentially empty. pic.twitter.com/cgq3yfXdJI
Dam failures in Michigan lead to the evacuation of thousands | Just The News https://t.co/WAWhwt14cO— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 20, 2020