2020 MICHIGAN FLOODING
UPDATED FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 06:32 PM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is responding 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, about 140 miles northwest of Detroit, failed on Tuesday, 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 is working 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 are in ongoing communication with our partners in the area and will continue to provide aid to support clean up and recovery efforts as needed.