Environment & Energy Report

Trump Sends FEMA to Michigan as Flood Dislocates Thousands (1)

May 20, 2020, 10:48 PM

President Donald Trump said he’s sending federal emergency workers to Midland, Michigan, where dam failures have flooded a Dow Inc. chemical complex and homes in a disaster that may force the evacuation of more than 10,000 people.

After two days of heavy rainfall, water from Wixom Lake breached one dam yesterday evening and then another late at night. That has caused Dow to close its headquarters and the manufacturing complex while the county has evacuated 1,000 people. As water levels rise to record levels, the City of Midland started plans to evacuate 10,000 more.

Water floods the Midland Area Farmers Market and the bridge along the Tittabawassee River in Midland, Mich. on Tuesday, May 19.
Photographer: Kaytie Boomer/MLive.com/The Bay City Times via AP Photo

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