Flooding leaves many Midland County roads closed


Midland County's Office of Emergency Management is asking residents to continue to monitor potential flooding in the area.

Officials say the flood gates at the Sanford Dam are completely open, however water levels at Sanford Lake continue to rise and flooding is still possible in areas near the lake, the Village of Sanford and areas below the dam.

The Tittabawasee River is expected to crest around 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 15.

If you have been displaced by the flood you can head to Central Middle School at 305 East Reardon Street, Midland, Michigan. A shelter has been set up for those residents who have been forced to leave their homes.

Officials say if you are evacuated you need to do the following:

-Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes

-Take a disaster supplies kit

-Lock your home

-Shut off water, gas and electricity, if instructed

-Let others know when you leave and where you are going

-Make arrangements for pets as they may not be allowed in shelters

-Remember medications, extra car keys, credit cards, and any items infants, the elderly or disabled may need

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Several roads in Midland County have closed due to flooding, with the possibility of more closures to come.

At 3:30 this morning the Tittabawasee River reached flood stage at 24'. The river is still rising and is expected to hit over 28' tomorrow afternoon.

Some roadways are already closed because of the flooding. These roads are:

Bombay Road between Stark and Hope Roads;

N. County Line Road between Burns and Fike Roads;

Tittabawassee River Road;

Dublin from pavement to Tittabawassee River Road;

Emerson Park;

Golfside Drive;

Currie Parkway, Main to Burch;

Crissey Street;

St. Andrews between Eastman Ave. and Orchard Dr.

Pomranky Road between Forest and Vance Roads.

Residents are reminded by county officials to avoid all standing water whether driving or walking.

If any Midland County resident needs sandbags, contact one of these locations:

Pat's Gradall Service, 820 Jefferson Avenue, Midland (989) 835-1022

Cohoons Elevator, 802 Townsend, Midland (989) 835-7724

Grainger 220 W. Morley Drive, Saginaw (989) 755-0556

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