Michigan Governor Vows Legal Action After Devastating Floods

Posted on May 21, 2020 3:47 am

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the state will pursue “every line of legal  recourse” against the owners of one of two dams that failed earlier this week, causing severe flooding in several communities. 

More than 10,000 residents in the central town of Midland were evacuated Wednesday as the Tittabawassee River overran its banks hours after the Edenville Dam, located 32 kilometers north, failed after several days of heavy seasonal rains. 

Officials say the Tittabawassee River crested just above 10 meters late Wednesday before receding from several areas.    

The Tittabawassee River overflows in Freeland, Mich.,