Category Archives: Flood

How Michigan residents escaped the Midland flood: ‘A nightmare movie’

Mid-Michigan floods after dams overflow Mid-Michigan is under water after two dams overflowed following heavy rain. Aerial footage shows flooding in Midland and Sanford Drone footage: Michigan residents evacuate as flood breach dams Michigan flooding: Building floats down Tittabawassee River Flooding recovery in Sanford, Michigan Wixom Lake after the Edenville Dam breaches Aerial footage shows […]

‘We lost our whole town:’ Sanford salvages what’s left after flood destroys homes and businesses

SANFORD, MI — While the flood waters have subsided enough for most Sanford residents to return to their homes and businesses, many are realizing the worst isn’t over yet. After experiencing heavy rainfall May 17-18, Midland County’s Sanford and Edenville Dams began showing signs of damage. By Tuesday, May 19, the Edenville Dam collapsed, and […]

Grad ceremony turns into donation drive for Michigan flood victims

SANFORD, Mich. — One sign outside Meridian Schools read “Closed,” the effect of the coronavirus pandemic that forced students to learn remotely. Another in front of the elementary school showed more urgency, a hastily taped-up piece of blue paper with marker scrawling an urgent message to the community: “Food + goods pick-up here.” Instead of preparing […]

South Chicago Street open again following flood damage repairs

Eric Ginnard – eginnard@shawmedia.com Caption Floodwaters partially submerge two cars along Route 53 on Monday in Joliet. Flooding caused portions of the pavement to erode from the surface of the road late Sunday night. South Chicago Street between Patterson Road and Doris Avenue was opened back up Friday following emergency pavement repairs, the Illinois Department […]

Roanoke flood mitigation efforts since 1985 prove effective during flooding

ROANOKE, Va. – The flood mitigation work done in Roanoke since the flood of 1985 definitely helped this time around, but there is still more work that could be done. “You see the debris line there? That’s where your water level was,” said Roanoke Stormwater Utility Manager Dwayne D’Ardenne, gesturing to the concrete wall along […]

Riverbank Bar and Grill fights flood, prepares for bridge closure

Businesses along the Illinois River gear up for potentially another tough flooding season. After months of lost revenue due to COVID-19, one Pike County restaurant faces a new fight as water starts to rise. The Riverbank Bar and Grill is fighting curbside pick-up, rising water and plans to close the Florence Bridge. “It kind of […]

Flood scatters Sanford man’s collection of Pontiac Fieros all over the village

MIDLAND COUNTY (WJRT) (5/22/2020) – A Sanford auto shop and museum is under water from a massive flood caused by the Edenville Dam failure, which overran the Sanford Dam downstream. Tim Evans said his famous collection of Pontiac Fieros is now scattered all over the village. Fieros Forever housed Evans’ 13 cars on Saginaw Road. […]

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