A Sanford flood survivor tells her story of recovery from mid-Michigan dam failures

SANFORD, MI - Rebecca Johnson and Autumn Pontseele’s home in Sanford was one of more than 4,000 in Midland County impacted in May by a devastating flood after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed and millions of gallons of muddy water poured downstream. Their home in Sanford, located just northwest of the city of Midland, was severely damaged. They were featured in recent story by Mlive/The Saginaw News as they picked up the pieces. Check out the video above to hear their journey of recovery and rebuilding that’s occurred in the months following the disaster. 60 Sanford family gets life back on track in wake of mid-Michigan floodRead more flood coverage here:Flood and mud destroyed their home, but now a Michigan family has reason to celebrateMichigan town devastated by 500-year flood pulls together to rebuild communitySee progress in Midland County 6 months after historic floodDebris removed from Sanford Dam months after flooding disasterVolunteers rally to help Midland area pick up the pieces after devastating floods‘Our whole life is gone,’ says woman whose Sanford home was washed away in Midland floods‘We lost our whole town:’ Sanford salvages what’s left after flood destroys homes and businessesHow a spring rainstorm became a 500-year flood event in mid-MichiganEconomic impact, future of failed dam’s repair weigh heavy on residents around Wixom LakeSaginaw County residents sort out life and their belongings after mid-Michigan flooding