1 year later, few solutions for those impacted by mid-Michigan dam failures

Devastating floods wiped out Michigan homes, businesses

1 year later, few solutions for those impacted by mid-Michigan dam failures
1 year later, few solutions for those impacted by mid-Michigan dam failures

It has been a whole year since the catastrophic mid-Michigan dam failures wiped out entire communities.

So many Michiganders who lost so much in the subsequent floods are still searching for help and answers -- and it may be a long time before they get either.

In May last year, the Edenville and Sanford dams broke, flooding the towns of Midland and Sanford, completely wiping out homes and businesses.

Now, one year later, there might be little left to clean up -- but one major question remains: Who is going to pay for all of the damage?

Related: Michigan flood victims may have to wait for accountability

The company that owned and operated the dams at the time of their failure is facing hundreds of lawsuits, but has filed for bankruptcy and will likely never have to pay homeowners who lost their homes.

So, what’s next?

Watch the full report in the video above.


More: Feds fine dam owners $15M for safety violations after 2020 mid-Michigan flooding


About the Author:

Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.