Residents Urged to Evacuate for Midland Co. & Gladwin Dam Failures

Central dispatch is warning people living near two dams in our area to evacuate right away.

Midland County Central Dispatch is asking Edenville residents living along Sanford and Wixom Lake to leave their homes. They have evacuation shelters at Meridian Junior High and Coleman High.

Right now they have Boyce Hydro working on the dam. They say it is structurally sound, but cannot control the amount of water flowing through it. Flooding is a concern.

And in Gladwin, Gladwin County Central Dispatch says the Chappel Dam failed.

Anyone south of the dam on Cedar River should leave their home immediately.