Flooding Hits Parts of Midwest, With Evacuations in Michigan

Posted on May 19, 2020 11:25 am

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People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area.

Two Midland-area schools were opened for evacuees and more than 50 roads have been closed. The evacuations in Michigan followed days of heavy rains in parts of the Midwest that also brought flooding to Chicago and other parts of Illinois, as well as Ohio and other states.

“We were laying in bed when I heard sirens,” Jon St. Croix told the Midland Daily News. “A fire truck was driving