"A whole town destroyed" Michigan flooding and dam failures leaves path of destruction Télécharger

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  • 22 mai 2020

  • A look at the a week many mid-Michigan residents will not soon forget after heavy rain and dam failures resulted in massive flooding across the region. More photos and stories about the flood here: https://topics.mlive.com/tag/midland-... How did the dam fail? What happens next? When the Edenville Dam failed on May 19th, 2020, it started a chain of events that would devastate thousands of lives, homes, and property. So much so that President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration throughout mid-Michigan hit with catastrophic flooding.


  • Ovidiu Ciuparu
    Ovidiu Ciuparu il y a 4 mois

    That is not power of the nature. That is 100% human stupidity and negligence!!!

  • Viviane B
    Viviane B il y a 4 mois

    I just don't see how this was mother nature, it seems to me it was human error

  • Finnhungambar
    Finnhungambar il y a 4 mois

    There has been a warning for 20 years that these dams weren’t structurally sound. The city leaders just ignored it. Stuff like this just burns me up. Because it did not have to happen!!

  • Neutral Grey
    Neutral Grey il y a 4 mois

    "It's amazing what mother nature can do"...NO, it's amazing that you live next to a controlled river held back by an earthen dam.

  • David Broughall
    David Broughall il y a 4 mois

    What is this guy talking about "Mother Nature"? This is a man made disaster.

  • kazadori164
    kazadori164 il y a 4 mois

    the most important sentence is the last one of the video " the dam's owners says is was pressured by the state to maintain elevated water levels on Wixom lake despite structural concerns"

  • Knowledge Of Self
    Knowledge Of Self il y a 4 mois

    That’s why we should’ve invested in infrastructure years ago. All these bridges dams and highways are well over due for a make over !

  • Robert Becker
    Robert Becker il y a 4 mois

    Dow Chemical: No harm to the environment.

  • D a v e
    D a v e il y a 4 mois

    So who in the state pressured the owner of the dam to maintain water levels? Was Whitmer in charge? Oops 🤭

  • Valerie L. Price
    Valerie L. Price il y a 4 mois

    That's not mother nature. That was an aging dam that has not been maintained!

  • Bob Dobbs
    Bob Dobbs il y a 4 mois

    It's amazing what happens when man messes with nature.

  • poetmaggie1
    poetmaggie1 il y a 4 mois

    They were not lakes, they were the backwaters of a dam.

  • marcus sterling
    marcus sterling il y a 4 mois

    That’s why I live on a big hill.....

  • Orochi C
    Orochi C il y a 4 mois

    Would never buy a house down stream of a dam,

  • Shelley S
    Shelley S il y a 4 mois

    So tell me again why we pay taxes, and elect politicians?

  • donrainesoh
    donrainesoh il y a 4 mois

    Dow: hey folks we’ve been poisoning y’all for years just shut up and drink some more.

  • Tray Dumas
    Tray Dumas il y a 4 mois

    covid-19 : stay home

  • Thomas Chrombly
    Thomas Chrombly il y a 4 mois

    Unfortunately if you live anywhere where you rely on dams or levies to hold back the water, eventually this will happen.

  • BonJoviStatue
    BonJoviStatue il y a 4 mois

    "It's the government's fault!"

    NHMO OYTIS il y a 4 mois (modifié)

    And people died...of Covid. Governor Whitmer: “The dam wasn’t wearing mask and the water didn’t maintain social distancing.”