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Thousands evacuated from Michigan because 2 dams failed. See the photos and videos

Families living near the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were told to leave their homes for the second time in less than a day.

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This photo shows a view of a dam on Wixom Lake in Edenville, Mich., Tuesday, May 19, 2020

This photo shows a view of a dam on Wixom Lake in Edenville, Mich., Tuesday, May 19, 2020

AP

Thousands of people across central Michigan evacuated their homes after two dams failed, leading to massive flooding of almost 9 feet of water, according to The Associated Press.

Families living near the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were told to leave their homes for the second time in less than a day.

Wednesday morning showed flooding on streets near downtown Midland.

According to The Associated Press, the Edenville Dam, which is about 140 miles north of Detroit, and the Sanford Dam, about seven miles downriver, both experienced massive failures which led to the flooding.

The failures came as Michigan remains under stay-at-home direction because of the coronavirus.

Videos and photos of the dam failure’s aftermath surfaced online through social media. Review the pictures and footage below.