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"A whole town destroyed" Michigan flooding and dam failures leaves path of destruction

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A look at the a week many mid-Michigan residents will not soon forget after heavy rain and dam failures resulted in massive flooding across the region. More photos and stories about the flood here: topics.mlive.com/tag/midland-flood/
How did the dam fail? What happens next? When the Edenville Dam failed on May 19th, 2020, it started a chain of events that would devastate thousands of lives, homes, and property. So much so that President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration throughout mid-Michigan hit with catastrophic flooding.

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May 22, 2020

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GlobalCitizen
So who's leadership was responsible for this ? Earth dams ? The design ? the size ? Safety release to stop excess build up of water emergency reservoirs to catch water run-off ? Re dam building, the water can run off from above and be collected in a 'dam' a good hole in the ground below. How hard is that ?
ravagekillz
ravagekillz 22 days ago
why is every raection the same beneath this vid? 0IQ
Loren Mcmann
Loren Mcmann 28 days ago
This is what happens when you so liberally take which is not your's to have in the first place ashes to ashes dust to dust , if you would just maintain the land as it is instead of alternating it to suit your purpose, the brain's behind this didn't think this through, taking short cut's,using cheap material, cheap labor,this is the result, have we not proven this from the past, classic example of doing the same stupid shit and expecting different results.....
Margaret Cooper
Margaret Cooper Month ago
False economy putting corporate greed over safety .
Mojo
Mojo Month ago
what do they do for house water now??
ChefGiovanni
ChefGiovanni Month ago
Good job on sharing real news through your video. Mother Nature can be a BITCH. Best wishes to you all.
a14266
a14266 Month ago
it is all linked to donald trump . The God want to punish trump
RD
RD Month ago
POTUS promised to maintain/ update infrastructure instead he built a wall. You can thank his supporters.
RandomWalk
RandomWalk Month ago
"There it goes" - 2020
asioe kiou
asioe kiou Month ago
That’s why we should’ve invested in infrastructure years ago. All these bridges dams and highways are well over due for a make over !
James Jack
James Jack Month ago
You guys at mlive reported this three days after it happened wtf
ApexDragon15
ApexDragon15 Month ago
Thats A lot of Damage Let Fix that with some Flex tape
asioe kiou
asioe kiou Month ago
What caused the failures?
David Pawlowski
David Pawlowski Month ago
1986: The '1000' year flood cracked the Sanford damn...this was not addressed for 35+ Yrs.
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Month ago
Liberals, "Its trumps fault!!"
Steven Louis
Steven Louis Month ago
Stop creating damns. Nature will always win. Damns are destructive
Callah Clan
Callah Clan Month ago
Geoengineering caused this. Look up Dane Wigington.
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Month ago
we see this all the time down here in Missouri from flooding.
Echad Lev Shtim
Echad Lev Shtim Month ago
Every Levvi break on record have been intentional.
Heidi Murphy
Heidi Murphy Month ago
No but you’re all okay
Nick Ger
Nick Ger Month ago
IS THAT ALL YOU'VE GOT 2020!!
Colin Curto
Colin Curto Month ago
1 millionth view
Your Boi
Your Boi Month ago
Damn....2020 is not our year.
ulfric morningstar
Should have used flex seal
J Tucker
J Tucker Month ago
This is just a shame because of someone's pure stupidity and neglect.. My heart goes out to all of these people that work so hard just to have it all washed away..
Tamara Clifton
Tamara Clifton Month ago
Mother Nature has been both powerful and amazing for billions of years and she still catches us humans off-guard!
906 DAstump
906 DAstump Month ago
The state wanted to save some type of muscle so they stopped the dams from being lowered
InfusedSediment
InfusedSediment Month ago
Wow lol
Clearanceman2
Clearanceman2 Month ago
The rich people lost their lake access, although now they have more land and river access. But the working class people downstream got screwed. But what else is new?
Kathy F.
Kathy F. Month ago
What caused the failures?
TheJanka51
TheJanka51 Month ago
my fish pond has a bigger dam then that
MichiGreen
MichiGreen Month ago
those last 2 sentences were bombshells... how could you stop there?
Jane Phillips
Jane Phillips Month ago
No such thing as mother nature...
Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez Month ago
😂👍
Brisbane Kilarny
The spillway was not large enough to handle the water flow and as the narrater said, the water level of the lake should have been lowered to help. This looks bad, and it is, but we see this all the time down here in Missouri from flooding.
americunts
americunts Month ago
God is punishing the USA for the mass murders and destruction they have caused to many countries.
Alan Callaway
Alan Callaway Month ago
If it had been "joggers" flooded out, there would have been looting instead of helping.
MURR DOG
MURR DOG Month ago
Simply vote red = remove every Democrat....Michigan
lois LippShitt
lois LippShitt Month ago
How many Earthen dams have to fail before the engineers in this country figure out Earthen dams don't work eventually they will fail? What are we living in the Dark Ages
Pascal Poussin
Pascal Poussin Month ago
Creating enemies and spending tax payers money on wars that only benefits the arms and chemical industry...
Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis Month ago
So the state pressured the owner to have a elevated level of water, despite of structural concerns. Who was in charge of such incompetence?
infantry shooter
AG Dana Nessel, details are in her court filings against the dam operators.
bigbotno1
bigbotno1 Month ago
Probably never heard of 'better safe than sorry'.
GhostLady Darkling
It was not Mother Nature that did this, it was humans trying to control nature that caused this.
QuiChiYang2
QuiChiYang2 Month ago
Believe in Green New Deal now? Or is Climate crisis still a hoax?
Steve Finch
Steve Finch Month ago
Locals stunned as their grass clipping dam failed
ceerw buty
ceerw buty Month ago
Corruption at its finest. Where all the repair money have gone?
John Wilkening
John Wilkening Month ago
1. Expect the unexpected 2. Make sure u have flood insurance.
rodeo o
rodeo o Month ago
THIS YOUR STATE GOVERMENTS RESULT OF THEIR STUPIDITY,,,,,,,,,,,BLAME THEM,,,THEY DID THIS TO PROTECT SOME FISH,,,,,,
ceerw buty
ceerw buty Month ago
years, until everything is under UN Control. The "Pandemic" is just getting started.
Shawn Sturgeon
Shawn Sturgeon Month ago
God bless these communities, I’m so sad to see this damage, to see all these people’s belongings disappear. It’s sad to lose materialistic things but thank God the people are ok. I’m sorry if there was any life lost. I pray for you
Charlotte Kuehne
shocking so sorry water so necessary so powerful people be strong💔🌎🌙💙
Street Cat
Street Cat Month ago
DOW chemical is the devil
What Up Doe
What Up Doe Month ago
God said u are punished for voting democrat
Dongsheng Han
Dongsheng Han Month ago
Three weeks ago the state government forced the dam owner to rise up the water level of the dam for the mussels in the lake. I hope the government can enjoy all these mussels in people's home under their beds to the fullest now
Nicky the Fish
Nicky the Fish Month ago
After New Orleans , this should have never happened.. Horrible. Someone is to blame.. Not " we never saw rain like this" that's BS
Stephanie Logan
Stephanie Logan Month ago
That final image of the flag pole and our once proud nation's banner of greatness in mud.. feels a true American selfie.
Bebe lee
Bebe lee Month ago
You can put up a dam BUT if MOTHER nature say no ! PEOPLE LEARN TO RESPECT NATURE THAT RIVER OR LAKE WAS THERE BEFORE MAN LEAVE IT BE ! NATURE WILL ALWAYS WIN ! ( KARMA ) FOR POISONING THE WATER IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
Juan Avila
Juan Avila Month ago
Have not see the current administration go and meet the constituents or local government leaders,,why ?
bustos1959
bustos1959 Month ago
This is a sign infrastructure needed in America, pay now or really pay later.
heocon 05
heocon 05 Month ago
And this is why infrastructure is very important
Lareese Blaque
Lareese Blaque Month ago
The governor knew.
Barry Kelly
Barry Kelly Month ago
Someone had a lot of faith in that tiny earth dam.
nlh719
nlh719 Month ago
We need massive civil work projects again. Roadways, bridges, dams and levees all need to be modernized and strengthened. People will be put back to work, economies will get stimulated and our society will become a little safer.
Brian Dunbar
Brian Dunbar Month ago
Where is fake president? Michigan, where is your boy?
EyesToSee
EyesToSee Month ago
The first of many to come. Fires, Dam breaks, flooding, Hurricanes, Tornados, food shortages, more "Outbreaks" and quarantines, Martial law will grow steadily the next 10 years, until everything is under UN Control. The "Pandemic" is just getting started.
MARC ALCOBER
MARC ALCOBER Month ago
Interesting its not like the muds in new orleans
MARC ALCOBER
MARC ALCOBER Month ago
VICTORY IN THE JESUS!
6packter
6packter Month ago
What a beautiful sight to behold Pelosi says Trump says that’s the water going for freedom
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Month ago
Dow: hey folks we’ve been poisoning y’all for years just shut up and drink some more.
noah
noah Month ago
The damn shouldn't be rebuilt. The gov needs to buy out these communities and start leaving at least a mile on each side of the Mississippi and other large rivers. That's why they are called flood plains. Soo stupid and they keep rebuilding. Costing the gov billions. Redicoulous. Wr need to start being smarter especially with climate change wr cant just keep rebuilding entire cities every couple years. The US is already over 100 trillion in debt.
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Month ago
Yes, it failed exactly as the owner of the dam said it would because the state refused to allow him to reduce the pressure on the dam. Exactly what he had been warning again
Jessica Aguirre
Jessica Aguirre Month ago
Why is this not on the news I came here from tiktok
Doak Masarik
Doak Masarik Month ago
Democratic leadership for your. Gotta get rid off Of them.
Johnny Blackwell
Let me lift my Michigan Spirit Let's Go Blue Let's Go Blue don't let nobody put y'all down that's our city Let's Go Blue I love my city Let's Go Blue even though I'm living Georgia I don't call Georgia my home Michigan is my home let's go Blue
JoAnn P Gray
JoAnn P Gray Month ago
My heartfelt prayers for You All.This is just terrible!! Okay so who is going to help these people financially?!!
Tara Aliyeva
Tara Aliyeva Month ago
So...trumps BIGGGGLY plan of infrastructure did its work ?! Lol keep voting for trump for more FORGOTTEN crumbling infrastructure. 😷
Mr. Kelowna
Mr. Kelowna Month ago
These guys need to build a floodway like they have up in Manitoba.
Aaleyah Fatima Valdez
Very sadly but we have to accept the reality of life....
Elizabeth Brower
Thanks Gretchen.
j wilkins
j wilkins Month ago
And governor whitner went up to traverse city for vacation.. And left Midland in ruins... Typical dam leader. Awful person she is.! Remove her asap.
Isis sucks
Isis sucks Month ago
The governor did it
CUSTOM MADE INSENCE
DOW is a liar because they process chemicals for the plastics industry and who knows what else...
Oakland Did It
Oakland Did It Month ago
Prayers to the people affected.
elizabeth hestevold
What a mess., Wow, been said past, that the Dams, Bridges in the States has been in neglicent state for some times. My heart goes out to home owners. Hope every one is alive and well. GodSpeed.🌼❤️🇺🇸🇩🇰💌
Destination Addiction Samsara
That's why you don't live below sea level or where the river used to be.
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