The Edenville Dam has reportedly collapsed, sending a wall of water into towns in northern Michigan. Authorites are desperately urging residents to flee for their lives as floodwater rush into populated areas. Map below:
Residents along the Tittabawassee River below the Edenville Dam are urged to evacuate after the structure failed.
Midland County 911 issued an emergency flash flood warning around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday advising the Edenville Dam breached. Water levels downstream could rise rapidly.
An advisory says life-threatening flash flooding is possible along the Tittabawassee River below the dam heading toward the Sanford Dam seven miles downstream.
Anyone in low-lying areas between the Edenville and Sanford dams should head to higher ground immediately. Don't drive across roads covered by water.
Midland County 911 asked residents to avoid calling unless they need assistance evacuating. They told residents in the area to leave on their own immediately.
Officials closed U.S. 10 at Sanford Lake in both directions due to floodwaters.