Thousands flee rising floodwaters

(NBC News) Widespread flooding has millions on edge across the Midwest.

Dam failures in Michigan overnight forced more than 10,000 people to evacuate their homes…a hardship compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s hard to believe we are in the midst of a 100-year crisis and global pandemic, we are also dealing with a flooding event, the worst in 500 years,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday.

Entire towns have been inundated by the rising waters after days of rain, and forecasters warn more is on the way.

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