This Berrien Springs Dam Flood Drone Video Is Shocking
The Michigan Flood of February 2018 is covering a lot of ground...literally. Dams are failing and rivers have crested from Niles to Lansing.
Westward along the riverbank, flooding was impacting another popular campus destination: the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. It's the worst flooding Frank Telewski, the garden's curator, has seen since arriving on campus in 1993.
WNDU reports that Berrien Springs residents were evacuated Thursday,
Dozens of Berrien Springs families are living elsewhere after a flood damaged properties north of the dam. Between Shamrock Park campground and River Springs Estates, at least 200 people evacuated, according to Berrien County officials. The dam near Lake Chapin is working properly, says Village President Milt Richter, who adds I&M opened some of the stillways on Wednesday to alleviate pressure. I&M adds its dams are not designed to be storage or flood-control facilities.
The Disaster News Channel uploaded this drone footage Wednesday, Feb 21st showing some of the devastation after the Berrien Springs Dam flood.
Our news partner WWMT reports that an embankment failed near a power plant in Barry County overnight,
The Barry County Sheriff's Office confirms the river embankment failed late Thursday near the Commonwealth Power Company at McCann and Irving Streets in Irving Township.
Deputies said the water went over the spillway at the plant. They said no one was injured and no one is in any danger right now.
The National Weather Service has issued a River Flood Warning until 7 AM, Wed Feb 28th. We'll keep you up to date on-air and on-line.