Jun 25, 2017

Assessing the damage from flooding in Midland & Isabella counties

Midland County, MI
USA
by
Steve Carmody
,
Michigan Radio
A car sits in the parking lot of Midland's downtown farmers' market. Photo: Stve Carmody, Michigan Radio
A car sits in the parking lot of Midland's downtown farmers' market. Photo: Stve Carmody, Michigan Radio

As floodwaters begin to recede, government officials are assessing the damage in Midland and Isabella counties. 

Storms dumped more than seven inches of rain on parts of mid-Michigan last week, flooding homes and washing out roads.

“In Midland County alone, there’s been 116 roads affected,” says Mark Bone, president of the Midland County Board of Commissioners. “There’s a lot of roads out there we’re still gathering the information, but there’s a lot of damage.”

Getting to work or school is going to be a problem in the areas affected by the flooding.