Edenville Dam Bursts Its Banks, Forcing Thousands From Their Homes in Michigan

Michigan’s Edenville Dam burst following heavy rainfall on May 19, forcing the evacuation of communities downstream.

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for the length of the Tittabawassee River after the dam breach. This video shows water bursting through the dam bank wall as bystanders look on.

Local media reported that the evacuations would include the towns of Edenville, Sanford and parts of the city of Midland, which is home to 42,000 people.

The dam breach followed days of heavy rain in Michigan, Illinois and across the Midwest. Credit: Kayla Neibert via Storyful