Severe flooding in Edenville, Michigan, destroyed countless buildings and cars after the Edenville Dam failed following heavy rain on May 19, local media reported.
Jordanne Maxwell recorded the moment on May 19 her family spotted a house floating down the Tittabawassee River. Maxwell told Storyful her family is safe, though they are without power.
“Right before we took this video we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to my four-year-old and let the kids have cake,” she said. “Went a half-mile down the road and saw how much everyone’s lives had actually changed.”
Maxwell said she saw flooding in the area in 2017, but this year has been worse.
“It’s just crazy so many people have lost their homes,” she said. “And with so many people out of jobs still from the quarantine, this flood damage is just hitting everyone extra hard.”
Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency on Tuesday night, and told those in the affected area, "if you have not evacuated the area, do so now and get somewhere safe.”
Local media outlets reported the rising water forced the evacuation of around 10,000 people. Credit: Jordanne Maxwell via Storyful