Tuesday, May 19, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a state of emergency for Midland County after two dams (Edenville and Sanford) were breached. Unprecedented flooding, as a result of several days of heavy rainfall, caused the dams to collapse and has displaced thousands of residents of Midland County and neighboring areas.
At NFS, we specialize in responding to crisis situations and supporting those impacted by flooding. Here is a shortlist of the key things you need to know if you’ve been impacted.
We know that you can never be fully prepared for a flood. They are unpredictable and can overwhelm communities in moments. In addition, as Governor Whitmer said, “Michigan is experiencing a flood event that happens once every 500 years during a crisis that happens once every 100 years.” Recovery may not be easy, but you do not have to go through it alone. Listen to local authorities as they provide vital information, reach out to your insurance agent so that they can support you through your recovery, and lastly use resources provided by industry experts.
For direct information about the ongoing situation in Midland County, you can find out more at www.midland911.org