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Michigan steps up to help residents evacuated by dam break

As mid-Michigan residents face the devastating effects of the Edenville Dam collapse, people across the state are pitching in to offer help and support those chased from their homes. 

Michigan residents, businesses and nonprofits are inundating Facebook’s Midland County dam collapse crisis response page, offering things like lodging, transportation, clothes, diapers, and pet supplies to those in need. 

In addition to the hundreds of people who have offered up their homes, boats, and emergency household items, aid is already available from a number of organizations across mid-Michigan. 

“Even in the hardest-hit spots, there are sources of inspiration,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told the media during a Wednesday press conference in Midland.

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