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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 27, 6 p.m.

May 27, 2020 - A narrow band of heavy rain is possible over portions of the central Great Lakes region Thursday through Thursday night. At this time, 1 to up to 2 inches of precipitation is expected, mainly northwest of the area, but potentially impacting northern portions of the Tittabawassee River basin. Saturated ground conditions will increase the probability of minor areal flooding and may cause moderate rises on local rivers.

Midland Sanitary Landfill Hours Extended to Sunday

The Midland Sanitary Landfill is currently open during its regular operating hours, daily 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Landfill will be open Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Customers accessing the Landfill will be required to show proof of Midland County residency. Debris generated outside of Midland County will not be accepted. Due to the high anticipated volume of customers accessing the Landfill, wait times may be significant.

Due to the presence of heavy equipment and the high volume of vehicle traffic and debris in flood-damaged areas in the City of Midland, customers with Friday refuse and Friday Week 4 collection who live on streets where significant amounts of flood debris remain at the curb may not receive regular collection on Friday, May 29. These residents will see collection resume once debris collection has completed in their area.

Shower Facilities Available 

Displaced residents in need of shower facilities may access showers at the following locations during the specified hours:

  • North Midland Family Center - 2601 E. Shearer Rd, Midland
  • Open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • West Midland Family Center – 4011 W. Isabella Rd, Shepherd
  • Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Rest Stations Available 

Meridian High School, 3303 N. Meridian Road in Sanford, is open as a rest station daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. providing Wi-Fi, electrical charging stations,, and water resources.

Swanton Memorial Center, located at 6460 N. Water Road, is open daily from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. as a rest station with air conditioning, electrical charging stations, and water resources.

TDS Telecom Service Restoration Ongoing in Sanford

TDS Telecom continues to work to restore internet and phone service to the Sanford area. Relocation of the central hub equipment is progressing well. The new HVAC system has arrived and is being installed. Contractors are working to upgrade the electrical connectivity, and teams are re-engineering the network to reach this location. TDS continues to work with local and federal authorities to speed restoration and follow guidelines for Sanford’s long-term recovery.

For previous updates, flood response information, and details on release efforts, please visit the following resources:

  • www.midland911.org
  • www.cityofmidlandmi.gov
  • www.co.midland.mi.us
  • Facebook channels for the following entities:
    • Midland County Emergency Management (MI)
    • Midland County 911
    • City of Midland, Michigan – Municipal Government
  • Twitter: @CityofMidlandMI
  • Twitter: @MidlandCountyMI
  • Call 2-1-1
  • Sign up for 911 text and email alerts through Nixle.com

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