Midland County News

3 p.m. Update: Guidance for Water Removal from Flooded Basements

  • May 25 2020
3 p.m. Update: Guidance for Water Removal from Flooded Basements

It is recommended that water not be pumped from flooded basements without first consulting a licensed building contractor or licensed restoration company. Grounds surrounding basement walls in flood-affected areas are still extremely saturated with ground water, which applies pressure against already-compromised or weakened foundations. Any water located in the interior of the structure equalizes that pressure. If pumped out too quickly, loss of that equalized pressure could cause basement walls to collapse.

Midland County Flooding Update – May 23, 7:30 p.m.

  • May 23 2020
Midland County Flooding Update – May 23, 7:30 p.m.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23, the Tittabawassee River level was 20.17 feet and receding. This is below the flood stage of 24 feet.

Boil Advisory Lifted for Some Residents in Water District #1

  • May 23 2020
Boil Advisory Lifted for Some Residents in Water District #1

The boil water advisory issued for some residents in Hope and Edenville townships serviced by Water District #1 of Midland County has been lifted. Two areas remain under a boil water advisory or without water service at this time.

Instructions for Individuals & Organizations Providing Donations for Flood Relief

  • May 23 2020
Instructions for Individuals & Organizations Providing Donations for Flood Relief

Midland County emergency management officials are astonished by and grateful for the outpouring of support, donations, and volunteer requests from across the nation following recent flooding events.

DAM STRUCTURAL CONCERNS CONTINUE STAY OFF LAKES AND DAMS

  • May 23 2020
DAM STRUCTURAL CONCERNS CONTINUE STAY OFF LAKES AND DAMS

Persons in, on or around the Edenville and Sanford Dams or walking and recreating in the Wixom and Sanford Lake beds are in imminent danger of flash flooding and further dam erosion and collapse.

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