Now he has resigned to the reality that his first Memorial Day “at the lake” will be much different than expected. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — John James, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, conceded in the race against Sen. Gary Peters Tuesday night. The town was founded in 1890 by the Donald Gunn Ross & Sons lumber company, from Beaverton, Ontario. Everybody was required to wear masks. Concerned with Boycy Hydro’s management of the dams, a group of lake residents formed the Four Lakes Task Force with the intent of purchasing the dams from Boyce Hydro and upgrading them. As of Wednesday morning, the Tittabawasse River hit a historic high, rising above its previous record in 1986, and reaching 34.6 feet. While Wixom Lake rushed into Sanford Lake and later overflowed riverbanks in Midland and portions of Saginaw County, the debris it took with, including entire uprooted trees, slammed the girders and supports of overpasses along the way. Back then, the Midland Daily News reported, the rain began on Sept. 9 and fell for days. She said shelters have opened across the county and are available to residents who need a place to go. Trump posted his support on Twitter for efforts to respond to flooding in mid-Michigan. Dow Chemical Co. has activated its emergency operations center and will be adjusting operations as a result of current flood stage conditions, spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra said in an email. No injuries were reported. “Unless you like four-wheeling down there,” he said, referring to the uncovered lakebed, the property has little value in its current state. Contributing: Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press and The Associated Press, This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: What we know about flooding in Michigan that forced 10,000 evacuations, may put city 9 feet underwater, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, US Coronavirus: The country reported more than 2,100 deaths in a single day. Several dams upstream of Midland along the Tittabawassee had either been breached or were releasing water uncontrollably after after 4 to 7 inches of rain fell Sunday and Monday. EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Two breached dams caused by several days of rainfall and rising water on Tuesday forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in mid-Michigan, where the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” by morning. Residents were told to evacuate due to the dams on Sanford and Wixom Lakes no longer being able to control or contain the amount of water flowing through the spill gates. Subscribe to MLive.com. Like many of Michigan’s nearly 11,000 inland lakes, it was a place where family and friends gathered throughout the summer to make memories, drink beer around bonfires, fish, tube, boat and link up on sunny Saturdays at Pontoon Alley, the on-water party spot, Huckins said. Wixom Lake is part of a series of four dammed reservoirs in a north-to-south chain fed by the south-flowing Tittabawassee River. If the entire dam structure is gone, as opposed to portions of it, “there would be a much higher surge that will come down the river and that could raise the level much more quickly than what we’re seeing right at the moment,” Kaye said. "My team is closely monitoring the flooding in Central Michigan – Stay SAFE and listen to local officials," Trump posted about 10:20 a.m. "Our brave First Responders are once again stepping up to serve their fellow citizens, THANK YOU!". Below is a list of resources from the Department of Insurance and Financial Services’ (DIFS) website that you may find helpful when working with insurance companies to file a claim and repair damages. In Chicago, water that flooded some areas downtown was receding on Tuesday, but Larry Langford, a fire department spokesman, said that he did not expect power to be restored at the iconic Willis Tower for days because the rains caused the building’s subbasements to fill with as much as 25 feet of water. Residents were told to evacuate due to the dams on Sanford and Wixom Lakes no longer being able to control or contain the amount of water flowing through the spill gates. Related: Fisherman mourns loss of Wixom Lake in wake of dam break and flood. Onlookers cross the M-20 bridge to see the flooding in downtown Midland, Mich. that is under 9-10 feet of water from the Tittabawasse River after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed flooding the area, photographed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. “I tried to buy flood insurance,” Niesluchowski said. "It looks like a nuclear bomb went off,” said John Niesluchowski, 35, of Chesterfield, who purchased his lake house on the north end of the lake for $147,000 in November. “Folks that are selling don’t know what to do,” Huckins said. The evacuations include the towns of Edenville, Sanford and parts of the city of Midland, which has 42,000 people, according to Selina Tisdale, spokeswoman for Midland County. Freeland resident Cyndi Ballien walks up to get a closer look as heavy rain floods North Gleaner Road near its intersection with Tittabawassee Road on May 19, 2020, in Saginaw County, Mich. People help each other travel from one home to another using an inflatable raft on Oakridge Road on Wixom Lake, May 19, 2020 in Beaverton, Mich. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. "They said we weren’t in a flood plain so we weren’t eligible for it. About 100 people slept at the shelter on cots and air mattresses spread across the basketball floor at Midland High School. There were 19 high-hazard dams in unsatisfactory or poor condition in Michigan in 2018, ranking 20th among the 45 states and Puerto Rico for which The Associated Press obtained condition assessments. This photo shows a view of a dam on Wixom Lake in Edenville, Mich., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Onlookers check out the M-20 bridge to see the flooding in downtown Midland, Mich. that is under 9-10 feet of water from the Tittabawasse river after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed flooding the area, photographed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. There’s the trunks of dead apple trees that were an orchard before being intentionally submerged during creation of the reservoir in the 1920s.
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