WATCH: Aerial footage of Midland flood devastation on May 21

Mid-Michigan homes, roads destroyed by massive flooding after dam failures

Local 4 captured footage of the devastation in the city of Midland on May 21, 2020 following a massive flooding emergency due to local dam failures. (WDIV)

MIDLAND, Mich. – New Local 4 footage shows the city of Midland largely underwater on Thursday following this week’s major flooding emergency in mid-Michigan.

The video from Local 4′s chopper captured damaged homes, buildings and roads on Thursday morning.

Watch the video below:

Midland, Michigan flooding, May 21, 2020

The Edenville Dam broke on Tuesday evening and the Sanford Dam has been breached after heavy rainfall hit the region, causing massive flooding in the area.

READ: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding, evacuations in mid-Michigan as dams fail: What to know

Nearly 10,000 residents in Edenville, Sanford and parts of Midland have been evacuated amid the major flooding emergency.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County on Tuesday night. The governor has since requested federal aid to assist with the state’s response to the flooding emergency.


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