ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, May 21, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on May 11, 2020 at 8:29 p.m. (WDIV)

Gov. Whitmer loosens medical restrictions, partially opens businesses

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) requires people to be very conscious of how they spend their time. Michiganders are asked to stay home as much as possible -- but a new order issued on Thursday gives people more latitude.

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 53,510; Death toll now at 5,129

4 Fast Facts

  • Court rules Michigan Gov. Whitmer can continue state of emergency without legislative approval. Click here to read more.
  • Ford says President Trump wore mask for part of Michigan visit, then took it off. Click here to read more.
  • President Trump signs federal emergency declaration to aid Midland County flood response. Click here to read more.
  • Thousands of people in Metro Detroit have had serious problems trying to file for unemployment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Click here to read more.

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Flood destroys auto museum, scatters cars across Sanford

Tim Evans is looking for his Pontiac Fieros. “These were all locked down the flood took them all out," Evans said. Evans’ famous Fiero collection is now scattered all over the village of Sanford

Residents want answers in Edenville Dam failure

The Local 4 Defenders have uncovered new information about who is responsible for the failure of the Edenville Dam, which led to catastrophic floods in mid-Michigan. The situation has turned into a bitterly contested finger pointing match on who is to blame for the Edenville Dam failure.

Residents in Midland County return after evacuations

Many people who lived in Sanford returned home to find nothing left after Tuesday’s dam failures and floods.

“Roads were blocked off so this is the first time we could get here," said Pat Perry. "It is astonishing. I can’t believe the devastation.”

Here’s everything Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has reopened across the entire state

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continues to loosen her coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions across the state, as many businesses and procedures are now able to open in some capacity.

Before she extended her first stay-at-home order on April 24, Whitmer had virtually shut down the entire state completely. No businesses were open. Restaurants and bars were closed.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2020 --

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Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.