Authorities assessing damage from mid-Michigan flooding

Published: May. 21, 2020 at 11:23 AM EDT
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Authorities are assessing damage as floodwaters from heavy rains that overtook two dams retreated in some mid-Michigan communities and continued to threaten others further downriver.

The flooding forced the evacuation of about 11,000 people in the Midland area, about 140 miles north of Detroit.

Wixom Lake, which had been held back by the nearly century-old Edenville Dam, was left nearly empty.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer noted during an appearance on “CBS This Morning” that “You can see houses with water up to the roof line, you can see a lakebed that was drained out."

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5/21/2020 10:58:43 AM (GMT -4:00)

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