A flood caused by excessive rain and a washed out dam is causing havoc in and around Midland MI. A second dam has been breached (water flowing over the top of it) and they are not sure what the structure is like underneath.
The small towns of Edenville and Sanford are under water, as is much of downtown Midland. Water is as much as 9 feet over flood stage.
10,000 people have been evacuated. Schools that host several FRC teams have been set up as shelters, including Midland HS, Bullock Creek (Blitz Creek team), Hemlock and Coleman. There was a shelter at a school in Sanford, but it was later marked as closed - I don’t know if that meant they had reached capacity or if the waters threatened and they had to evacuate. Social distancing and face masks have to be observed at the shelter sites.
Dow HS in Midland - site of the Midland District and home to The Charge - is not a shelter site, because it is in the area that is threatened if the second dam should completely fail.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse …
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this flood.