MICHIGAN FLOODING 2020
UPDATED THURSAY, JUNE 11, 2020 02:32 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries responded to massive flooding in Michigan. Two dams in Central Michigan were breached by rain-swollen floodwaters on Tuesday, May 19, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents and causing officials to urgently warn of life-threatening danger due to catastrophic flooding in the region.
Both the Edenville Dam and the Sanford Dam failed, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash-flood warning for areas near the Tittabawassee River, with downstream effects expected from Midland to Saginaw. Residents in nearby towns, including Edenville, Sanford, and Midland, were evacuated. The flooding resulted from up to 7 inches of rain in Midland, Saginaw, and surrounding counties and is being described as a 500-year flood event in mid-Michigan.
Matthew 25 worked with partners throughout the devastated area to provide desperately-needed aid to those who are affected. A shipment of aid went out on Friday, May 29, and included cleaning supplies, paper products, personal care items, batteries, trash bags, and carpet fans. We will continue to provide aid to support clean up and recovery efforts as needed.