Michigan Dam Failure

 In Event News

Following several days of heavy rain, the Edenville and Sanford dams on the Tittabawassee River have failed. Flood waters released in the dam failures are continuing to move downriver, and a state of emergency has been declared for Midland County, about 150 miles north of Detroit.

A flood warning remained effect Wednesday afternoon the northeastern part of Midland County. The National Weather Service in Detroit warned of life threatening flooding as the river rose to a record 34.4 feet at Midland Wednesday morning. About 10,000 residents in several counties have been evacuated, and the Dow Chemical plant in Midland has shut down operations after flood water entered the site this morning.

The search function in EigenPrism provided instant visualization of the Dow Chemical plant location (red marker on the above map), within the US Signifiant River Flood 5-day Outlook footprint.

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