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Northwood University evacuates Midland campus due to area flooding

Northwood University evacuates Midland campus due to area flooding
Posted at 12:51 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 12:51:16-04

Northwood University has evacuated its Midland campus following the breach of two dams.

The campus, located at 4000 Whiting Drive, was completely evacuated and closed by Wednesday. The university says online classes will continue.

“Our chief concern is for the safety and well being of our students, our faculty and staff, and members of the community,” said Northwood University President Kent MacDonald. “The conditions in Midland are extremely dangerous and changing rapidly. Everyone within the Northwood family and local community should follow the advice of the governor and emergency officials and seek higher ground or locations out of the flood zone.”

As it stands, university officials say students are expected to return to campus Aug. 24, even amid the pandemic.

For update information on the school's opening following the massive floods in Midland County, visit https://www.midland911.org/ .