Boyce Hydro, for the second straight day Thursday, issued a statement pointing a finger at the Michigan
Meanwhile, EGLE confirmed Friday morning that the
Boyce said that EGLE cracked down on its
An EGLE spokesman, however, says the company's claims don't hold water.
The dam became the state's regulatory responsibility after the
The lake levels were raised again for summer 2019, but Boyce again reduced them by nearly 8 feet in
The National guard Guard members utilized equipment such as Light Medium Tactical Vehicles (LMTVs) that are capable of driving through high water for this mission.
Before-and-after flooding images
Satellite images -- taken from space nearly a year apart from each other -- show just how devastating the flood damage is in
The record flooding this week destroyed homes, cars, roads, bridges and other property; damaged the sewer system, and forced 10,000 people to evacuate the area along the river, leaving many homeless and without electricity.
The natural-color images from Landsat 8, an American Earth observation satellite, depict the two mid-
Whitmer urged Michiganders to 'reach out'
Whitmer and President
Trump granted Whitmer's request to declare the flooding an emergency, a crucial step in getting federal assistance for the 10,000 residents who were evacuated, losing homes, vehicles and electricity.
The Democratic governor, who has been a frequent target of the Republican president's tweets and criticism, also said that if the president were to later tour the devastation in
Whitmer also reiterated that Michiganders are living through tough times, but need to remain vigilant -- and helpful -- especially during the upcoming
"If you know someone who has been impacted, please reach out," she said, referring especially to the mid-
She said her first priority is to help people who have lost their homes, praising first responders,
Whitmer also urged that residents continue to take precautions to protect themselves from the coronavirus this holiday weekend, including wearing masks, keeping a 6-foot distance from others -- and washing their hands.
Floods force detours to Up North stops
Most of the impacted routes are those that run east-west that are used to span the
There are no known sinkholes due to the flooding, an MDOT spokesperson said.
The shelters are set up with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, such as requiring people to wear masks and stay six-feet apart. Still, officials said, many people are sleeping in their cars to limit contact with others.
Flood evacuees face closed banks
Many financial branches -- banks and credit unions -- are temporarily closed.
It's not just the flooding that shut them down, but many branches were closed as a result of the COVID-19 order restricting gatherings and as a precaution to limit the spread of the virus.
And the roads and bridges to get to these institutions may be washed out.
Flood destroys Pontiac Fiero collection
One of 20 Pontiac Fieros in
Only about 370,000 of the cars were ever built.
Evans, 73, opened a museum to showcase and sell the vehicles.
But, when floodwaters from the
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