Michigan Gov. Whitmer provides update on flooding, dam breach in mid-Michigan

Dam breaches lead to devastating floods in Midland County

MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update Wednesday on the flooding caused by dam breaches in Midland County.

You can watch her full comments in the video above.

The Edenville Dam broke and the Sanford Dam was breached, causing devastating floods throughout the county.

Roads and buildings were destroyed. Entire neighborhoods are underwater. Residents were evacuated from their homes twice in 24 hours. Whitmer declared a state of emergency.

The governor spoke about the state’s response to the emergency around 1 p.m. Wednesday.


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