The scene wasn't easy to watch, said Toni Mclennan, a maintenance technician who checked the complex to make sure everyone was out. Thank you for taking your time to send in your valued opinion to Science X editors. All rights reserved. Bragg, who collected shoes as a hobby, started his... Employees with Consumers Energy Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Program (EIRP) have provided Thanksgiving meals to 555 members of three different communities. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details to third parties. Among the people he is testing are those who are symptomatic, who have had exposure to someone COVID-19 positive, as... “I am thankful for my family and friends. By Wednesday, floodwater was mixing with on-site containment ponds prompting the company and U.S. Coast Guard to activate emergency plans, Dow said in a statement. "This is an event unlike anything we've ever seen before," she said. The weather service previously said the river could crest at 38 feet Wednesday evening but Michigan county officials said the river had crested at 35.05 feet. Consumers Energy crews spent a lot of time repairing natural gas pipes and electric wires in the area. Check your institution’s website for information. Dow and the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will have to determine where the floodwaters have moved the dioxins, Burton said. The Weather Service issued flood warnings because 4 to 7 inches (10.2 to 17.8 centimeters) of rain has fallen since Sunday. The dam went into full production in 1921. During this year full of unknowns, I am especially thankful for the people in my corner always being there for me.”. The Bay County Health Department has issued an emergency order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise in the county. This document is subject to copyright. While Michigan has been a national hot spot for COVID-19, with more than 52,000 cases and 5,000 deaths, Midland County has had fewer than 80 cases and under 10 deaths. "Just exactly how much, that's the question.". It will send an engineer to assist with the investigation when it's safe to do so. Sanford was among the hardest-hit communities in mid-Michigan, but the flood's destruction could be seen for miles along the Tittabawassee River. Governor must now 'set you free' to help. At the shelters, workers are checking evacuees' temperatures and handing out masks to them because of the pandemic, Tisdale said. Allen Burton, a professor of environment and sustainability at the University of Michigan, said the magnitude of water will set back the cleanup of a. Whitmer said the state will be investigating the operators of the Edenville and Sanford dams -- which normally contain the Tittabawassee River to create two separate lakes. ”If you have a family member or loved one who lives in another part of the state, go there now.". Share a photo with your personal message by emailing Katy Kildee at with your name, town and photo. Your feedback will go directly to Science X editors. "I mean, especially with this pandemic and you're getting people in close quarters, it's probably that much more scary.". "This came out quickly but it's not going away quickly," Brad Kaye, Midland city manager, told reporters on Wednesday night. Beaverton, MI Midland records 2 deaths, 117 coronavirus cases Midland County recorded two more deaths attributed to coronavirus, as well as 117 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the state's Sunday/ Monday report. This amazing group of over 550 women quietly go about making a... BAY CITY, MI - The Wednesday before Thanksgiving normally is the biggest bar night of the year, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent state order to shut down have Bay County businesses scrambling to figure out how to still keep the drinks flowing. She declared a state of emergency and asked residents to find higher ground. One couple in their neighborhood decided to stay put, but Carlson said everyone else has left. Mclennan felt "sadness" and "the hope that they come back," she told the station. Flooding at Edenville usually occurs in the spring as the result of heavy spring rains or snow cover over ground in a fairly saturated condition. Your email address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the email. By Nicole Chavez, Miguel Marquez and Jason Hanna, CNN. Since December 2017, the Gladwin High School senior has sold over 700 pairs of shoes around the area. "The initial readout is that this was a known problem for a while and that's why its important that we do our due diligence," Whitmer said. Floodwaters flow through a part of downtown Midland on Wednesday morning, close to a farmers' market with a green roof. The Weather Service urged anyone near the river to seek higher ground following "catastrophic dam failures" at the Edenville Dam, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of Detroit, and the Sanford Dam, about seven miles (11 kilometers) downriver. No idea where rest of the house is’, “This is unlike anything we’ve seen in Midland County,” she said. The rain-swollen river that breached two dams in central Michigan crested several feet lower than expected, but authorities warned the disaster is not over yet. The department added Michiganders can ask questions and seek help resolving disputes with insurance and financial institutions at 877-999-6442, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (5/20/2020) - Massive flooding in the northern parts of Mid-Michigan has closed dozens of roads. Then, sitting on a couch, she thought she heard "evacuation" from a police vehicle's loudspeaker outside. Ashley Bolt (center) of Port Huron, dumps a bucket of fish that washed up back into some of the remaining water along a near emptied Wixom Lake in Beaverton on Thursday, May 21, 2020 … Memorial Presbyterian Church of Midland is pleased to announce a live stream Advent recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, featuring organ and piano music played by Adrienne Wiley, organist at Memorial Presbyterian Church. "It was very surreal, like out of a movie," she said. Data that focused on safety and mobility concluded that reducing the three-lane roadway, which takes traffic adjacent to downtown Midland, to two lanes... John Roberts, a licensed physician assistant who opened Midland Express Urgent and Family Care in October, said Tuesday he is testing between 50 and 100 people a day for coronavirus. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose. It was their second evacuation in less than 24 hours. Most notable was the Rifle River with the following gage near Sterling, MI showing a new record level of more than 15 feet, more than a foot above the old record of 13.7 feet recorded on March 28th, 1950. Broderick caught up with the police car. 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