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Satellite images show before-and-after of catastrophic flooding in mid-Michigan

Satellite images show before-and-after of catastrophic flooding in mid-Michigan
Posted at 11:28 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 11:28:39-04

Photos released by NASA show the catastrophic flooding in mid-Michigan after the failure of the Edenville Dam.

The photos from the satellite were taken May 20, 2020, and are compared with photos from June 2019.

June 3, 2019 photo below

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May 20, 2020 photo below

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The flooding forced 10,000 people to evacuate the area along the Tittabawassee River and forced a state of emergency in the area.

At one point, nearly 374,000 gallons were rushing over the dam per second, which is enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in less than two seconds.