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Tue May 19, 2020, 10:56 PM

Breaking News in Michigan

As if we worry about the virus,now in Midland,Mi. we have a dam failure that dis places at lest 12.000 people with 9 feet of water.
our Gov. has a lot to tend to without this situation keep everyone safe as can be expected,as people are moved to shelters in schools,,no 6 feet apart there,to be sure

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musicman65 May 2020 OP
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #1
Pacifist Patriot May 2020 #26
musicman65 May 2020 #2
sheshe2 May 2020 #3
sprinkleeninow May 2020 #4
niyad May 2020 #5
AJT May 2020 #6
roamer65 May 2020 #7
yaesu May 2020 #19
KS Toronado May 2020 #8
greenman3610 May 2020 #9
roamer65 May 2020 #11
Hortensis May 2020 #24
Cha May 2020 #10
musicman65 May 2020 #15
Ilsa May 2020 #12
smirkymonkey May 2020 #13
crickets May 2020 #14
Schematto May 2020 #16
Iamaartist May 2020 #17
yonder May 2020 #18
tiredtoo May 2020 #20
catbyte May 2020 #21
StClone May 2020 #22
Talitha May 2020 #23
musicman65 May 2020 #25

Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:58 PM

1. Natural disasters won't help fix the CV-19 disaster.

They will complicate the situation immensely.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Wed May 20, 2020, 01:19 PM

26. I'm bracing for at least three hurricanes this year.

The way 2020 is going? I think I'm being conservative in my estimate.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:00 PM

2. She will do Her best

to keep everyone safe,,however certain events can and will over power We are 2 hours away,but worry for all effected

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:01 PM

3. stay as safe as you can.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:05 PM

4. ...

💙

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:07 PM

5. Now the comment in the post about mcturtle and infrastructure in MI makes sense. Please

stay as safe as you can.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:21 PM

6. Isn't that the home of DOW chemical?

Yikes

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Response to AJT (Reply #6)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:25 PM

7. Yes, it is.

The Tittabawasee River flows into the Saginaw River south of Saginaw then up through Bay City.

If the Sanford Dam breaches as expected, it will be ugly for Midland, Saginaw and Bay City.

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Response to AJT (Reply #6)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:16 AM

19. yep & they just started a massive cleanup project in the area linked to Dow so this will probably

turn into a major superfund site.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:27 PM

8. Pray no lives are lost

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:32 PM

9. I am in Midland

2 local dams, consecutive on the Tittabawassee River have failed
Local terrain flat, water will spread in floodplain, but much wider area will be affected than normal.
Town just recovered from major flood in 2017.
Several upper-middle class neighborhoods are going to lose huge property value due to repetitive floods.
Concern about water mobilizing toxics from Dow Chemical plant here.
Dams are 100 years old, so really unprecedented situation, many unknowns.
Two local lakes with many waterfront (expensive) homes will be drained.
Many residents will be in shelters- social distancing impossible.
Unclear what happens next.
I am dry and safe, sheltering relatives.
Will awaken in different town tomorrow

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Response to greenman3610 (Reply #9)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:36 PM

11. Has the Sanford Dam failed?

I remember the 1986 flood. They are saying that this one is worse. The

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Response to greenman3610 (Reply #9)

Wed May 20, 2020, 04:38 AM

24. "Will awaken in different town tomorow."

I'm so sorry for your town but glad those in your home are dry and safe, and hopefully sleeping about now. Read that masks will be available at shelters for those who don't bring their own.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:33 PM

10. Best Wishes for the Peeps in Michigan who

have to deal with this dam breaking.. and Gov Whitmer who's in charge.

Thank you, musicman

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:49 PM

15. We are one Michigan

especially now,not taking sides on who to vote for or who to love,,,too petty at this emergency,,,just everyone pull together and be safe all,,,Peace and Love

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:37 PM

12. Thanks for posting this for us.

Hoping everyone can catch a break somehow and no one will be harmed.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:40 PM

13. So sorry to hear that.

 

I hope there are no casualties. What a nightmare! If our government had been focusing on reinforcing our infrastructure instead of giving tax breaks to the rich and corporations, things like this would not be happening. I hope we don't keep hearing about more disasters like this, but unfortunately I think we will.

This administration could give a damn about strengthening this country and putting people to work. It's all about funneling money up to the 1% at the expense of the rest of us, literally and figuratively. We will continue to suffer until we get someone in office who actually cares about all Americans and protecting them from disasters such as this.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:43 PM

14. musicman, greenman, everyone in MI please try to stay safe.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:50 PM

16. Oh no

 

Evacuation needed.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:24 AM

20. Live about 30 minutes from Midland

Per reports my location is not in immediate threat. Saginaw river area, but far enough away from both rivers to be safe. Daughter and grandchildren are on the other side of raging river she has been getting alerts on phone all night. I think she is far enough away to be safe. However all bridges between her house and mine are closed. But then we haven't visited since stay in place went in effect.
Ah the irony these folks are under stay in place and evacuate orders on the same day.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:26 AM

21. Yikes, I saw that. As if we didn't have enough problems here.

I hope everyone gets out safely. We've had a shitload of rain here in southern Michigan. We've got minor flooding in the Lansing area, but the Midland area really got dumped on. They're saying they got 7" in 48 hours; we only got 4."

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:56 AM

22. Another Librrul Scam.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 03:02 AM

23. BTW, what ever happened to 'Infastructure Week'?

Stay safe everyone, and light some candles for the Gov.

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Response to musicman65 (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 05:23 AM

25. Not only the emergency

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in Midland,we have Ionia,Saugatuck and Grand Haven with flood issues,,,,what a big mess media not even able to get close as downtown under water,also the white house will not send any funding with our dem. gov.,,let him die already !!

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