Midland County flood updates

Starting Wednesday, May 27, United Way of Midland County in partnership with Dow at the Midland County Emergency Operation Center, will be holding daily supplies distributions from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. These sites will be open both for residents in need to pick up items and for residents who want to donate to drop off supplies. Items available for pick-up or needed for donation include personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, food, water, personal care items, and household goods. Clothing donations cannot be accepted. In addition, community resources will be available at these locations for residents who need them.

These locations will be available at:

– Midland High School
– Bullock Creek High School
– Meridian Elementary
– Coleman High School
– Sanford Senior Center
– West Midland Family Center
– Greater Midland North Family Center
– Downtown Gladwin behind FORGE Fitness.


Watch a re-play of Governor Whitmer’s press conferences regarding the historic flooding in Midland:

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is giving a press conference on Michigan's dam failure and flooding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is giving a press conference on Michigan's dam failure and flooding.

Posted by WSBT-TV on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Governor Whitmer Provides Update on State's Response to COVID-19

The live stream will start at 9:55 a.m. and the press conference will begin at 10 a.m.

Posted by Michigan State Police on Thursday, May 21, 2020


From our partners at ABC 12 News

Edenville Dam had problems for years, so why wasn’t it worked on?

Sanford residents deal with aftermath of dam failure during 500-year flood

Whitmer working with FEMA on federal aid for Midland, investigating dam failures

A devastating loss: Sanford veterans monument destroyed by flood

Saginaw Township residents continue clean-up after flood


How to volunteer:

In wake of the recent flood devastation in the Great Lakes Bay Region, United Way of Midland County is spearheading volunteer coordination efforts for flood relief and response in Midland County.

 Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit the organization’s online volunteer portal at eportal.unitedway.org/2020flood.


How to Donate:

Click here to support the Midland Area Community Foundation donation drive!

From Midland County 911:

Just a reminder that there is a Boil Water Advisory from Water District 1 for Edenville and Hope Township north of Baker Road. These sections are in a separate pressure zone where pressure was lost due to the dam failure. Water District 1 needs to perform two rounds of testing before they can confirm it’s safe. They hope to have this completed by Saturday.