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Michigan flood displaces thousands

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/21/20, 11:00 am

Floodwaters mixed with water from containment ponds at a Dow Chemical plant in Midland, Mich., after two dams failed along the Tittabawassee River on Wednesday. The company said the ponds just held water and posed no threat. The Environmental Protection Agency said state officials would evaluate the plant when possible. Officials did not report any injuries or deaths in the flood, but they asked about 10,000 evacuees not to return to the area yet. The National Weather Service said flooding could affect communities farther downstream from Midland in the coming days.

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Associated Press/Photo by Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News

Dam failures flood Michigan town

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/20/20, 10:51 am

About 10,000 people had to evacuate from communities along the Tittabawassee River in central Michigan on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, several feet of water covered some streets in downtown Midland, Mich., as the river rose to a record level of 34.4 feet, with more flooding expected throughout the day.

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South suffers more storms

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/23/20, 11:13 am

At least six people died in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana in a spate of severe weather across the South on Wednesday and Thursday. More than 100,000 people from Texas to Mississippi lost power in the storms, according to PowerOutage.US.

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