Michigan governor orders thousands to evacuate after 2 dams failed, saying one city could be under '9 feet of water'

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    (CNN)Thousands are under evacuation orders in mid-Michigan Wednesday morning, a dayafter two dams failed following heavy rain across the state.

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Tuesday night for Midland County after both the Edenville and Sanford dams breached and urged immediate evacuations.
    “If you have a family member or loved one who lives in another part of the state, go there now,” she said. “If you don’t, go to one of the shelters that have opened across the county.”
    Residents should “seek higher ground” as far east and west of the Tittabawassee River as possible, according to the city of Midland’s website.
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    Flooded my basement, ruined my whole studio. Lots of neighbors, the same thing.

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        @ohiobarbarian Thanks bro, it’s the calm after the storm here, things are drying out. It’s absolutely nothing compared to what’s happening around Midland. OH the humanity.

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    This is from ABC:

    “In the next 12 to 15 hours, downtown Midland could be under approximately 9 feet of water,” the governor said during a late Tuesday briefing. “We are anticipating an historic high water level.”

    Whitmer was scheduled to provide an update early Wednesday afternoon.

    Dow Chemical Co. has been headquartered in Midland for more than 120 years, and its main plant sits on the city’s riverbank. It is a quintessential company town with downtown parks located at the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa rivers and is known among architecture buffs for its midcentury modern structures first introduced by architect Alden B. Dow. One high school is named after the company’s founder. The other high school’s mascot is the Chemics. A Dow foundation has funded many community amenities such as a botanical garden.

    Dow Chemical, with 9,000 employees and contractors in Midland, on Tuesday shut down all operating units except those needed to contain chemicals, spokesman Kyle Bandlow said. By Wednesday, floodwater was mixing with on-site containment ponds and the company and U.S. Coast Guard activated emergency plans, Dow said in a statement. Only essential staff was on site and no injuries have been reported, the company said.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/thousands-evacuated-river-dams-break-central-michigan-70782546

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    Forwarding protective vibes!

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