Midland Flooding: Climate change and rains exacerbate dam infrastructure issues

Midland Flooding: Climate change and rains exacerbate dam infrastructure issues

After two dams collapsed under a deluge of stormwater on Tuesday, many residents of Midland, Michigan, have evacuated or are being evacuated.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County on Tuesday after the Edenville and Sanford dams breached.

“If you have not evacuated the area, do so now and get somewhere safe,” Whitmer said. 

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Natasha Blakely

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