Damage of floods revealed in Midland County as water recedes
SANFORD, Mich. Residents were allowed back into their neighborhoods as the floodwaters in Midland County receded. Houses, garages, vehicles and more were swept away in the devastating Tuesday floods. READ: Catastrophic flooding, evacuations in mid-Michigan as dams fail: What to knowTravis Barringer and Crystal Kerns had the only home in their neighborhood still standing, but it was filled with water and destroyed. The Edenville Dam failed Tuesday night and sent Wixom Lake into a neighborhood just down river. Kerns said they are staying with family and are hoping to find a place to call their own for their family and pets.
Sanford residents band together to clean up destroyed main street
SANFORD, Mich. Every business along the main street in Sanford has been damaged by the flood. A new energy can be found Friday on Saginaw Road as residents help clean and fix their community. READ: Catastrophic flooding, evacuations in mid-Michigan as dams fail: What to knowAll I could think of was that it looked like a war zone, said Pam Riggie, with Sanford Pizza. Not only is Sanford Pizza destroyed, photos inside of Riggies late father were also washed away. The customers who came for pick-up to help the business stay afloat during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders returned Friday to help clean up.
Your whole life is in a house and its gone -- Residents in Midland County return after evacuations
SANFORD, Mich. Many people who lived in Sanford returned home to find nothing left after Tuesdays dam failures and floods. Roads were blocked off so this is the first time we could get here," said Pat Perry. Its something you cant even fathom," Pat Perry said. Just Devastating -- Wixom Lake becomes muddy field after dam failuresYou can see where my house was," Jerry Perry said. Things are just things, but it is a hard pill to swallow," Pat Perry said.
WATCH: Aerial footage of Midland flood devastation on May 21
MIDLAND, Mich. New Local 4 footage shows the city of Midland largely underwater on Thursday following this weeks major flooding emergency in mid-Michigan. Watch the video below: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 knowNearly 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 states response to the flooding emergency.
Flood destroys auto museum, scatters cars across Sanford
SANFORD, Mich. Tim Evans is looking for his Pontiac Fieros. These were all locked down the flood took them all out," Evans said. "We love the Fiero.Late Tuesday, the Tittabawasee River began to rise and neighbors jumped in to help Evans move his cars. We had them all up on main and later found them floating down the road," said Delores Porte, Sanford Village President. "We had just a few minutes to get out of here.Evans was able to flee in one of the Fieros.
Homeowners return to survey damage from Midland County floods
MIDLAND, Mich. All day, Thursday, people in Sanford saw the damage thats left, for the first time. Road block signs cover Sanford, blocking access to the city, but the main barrier was a bridge that washed away. READ: Catastrophic flooding, evacuations in mid-Michigan as dams fail: What to knowThere is damage all over the Midland Area, after the Edenville Dam broke and the Sanford Dam was breached late Tuesday night. I never seen it quite this high, but back in 86 it was up here quite a ways, said Headley. He would drive the stretch of Saginaw Road to Sanford almost daily, I come down here all of the time.