Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned residents on Wednesday that dangerous floodwaters are expected to rise in the state.

“We are anticipating the height being around 8 p.m. tonight” in Midland County, , adding that the floods have already been “devastating.”

have been forced to evacuate their homes in central Michigan due to what the National Weather Service called “catastrophic dam failures” at the Edenville Dam. The nearby Sanford Dam is currently overflowing.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared an emergency for Midland county after two dams breached and on expectations of extreme flooding

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“This is going to be hard, but we are anticipating several feet of water across this area,”

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