A building was seen floating down the Tittabawassee River in Sanford, Michigan, on May 19, after the nearby Edenville Dam breached.
Two dams in Michigan — Edenville and Sandford — burst following heavy rainfall on Tuesday, prompting flash flood warnings and forcing the evacuation of communities downstream.
Local media reported the evacuations would include the towns of Edenville, Sanford, and parts of the city of Midland. The area is home to over 42,000 people.
Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County on May 19 after the dams were breached.
As of May 20, Michigan’s Midland County said all bridges crossing the Tittabawassee River were closed and many roadways were flooded.
Video filmed by local resident Cindy Finney from the Curtis Road bridge – which washed out, reports said – shows a building floating down the Tittabawassee River. Credit: Cindy Finney via Storyful