Ben Thorp / WCMU

The Michigan Dam Safety Task Force held a meeting on Monday to discuss recommendations for how the state should oversee dam safety - particularly at privately-owned dams.

Operational Land Imager / NASA

Michigan will order the owner to fix and improve two dams that overflowed into the Tittawabassee River last May. That may be easier said than done.

Midland, MI Flooded
City of Midland Twitter

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she is requesting a federal disaster declaration for the Midland area, where a failure of two dams destroyed 150 houses and caused more than $200 million in damage.

dam on Grand River
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The catastrophic failure of two dams on the Tittabawassee River in central Michigan this week is prompting questions about the safety of the state’s dam infrastructure.  


Michigan State Police / Aviation Unit

Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways and the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” by Wednesday.

Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year.

Flooded home in Nebraska
Allison Mollenkamp / NETNebraska public media

Help from Michigan is coming to Midwest farmers affected by severe flooding. 

Lake Superior
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Water levels are surging in the Great Lakes and likely will set records this summer, forecasters said Monday — a remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade that's bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.

WKAR-MSU File photo

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a request for an administrative declaration of disaster for parts of western Michigan that suffered through widespread flooding due to heavy rainfall and melting snow.

WKAR-MSU File photo

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Newaygo County in western Michigan after heavy rains and melting snow caused flooding.