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#1 porter

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:47 PM

Hopefully no one here is affected? My SIL and family live in Midland, but just outside the evacuation zone.


https://www.google.c...igan/742939/amp

They said the downstream dam had failed now too.
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#2 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:52 PM

Oof. I used to have irrational fears of the dam up in Nederland giving way and having to say goodbye to Boulder...
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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:00 PM

Not surprising....Google some of the Army Corps dams in KY and TN like Wolf Creek and Barkley. I haven't read up on them in a few years but they were having major issues.

 

We have been addressing a sinkhole issue with Boone for quite a few years now. 

 

https://www.tva.com/...one-dam-project


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:10 PM

Not surprising....Google some of the Army Corps dams in KY and TN like Wolf Creek and Barkley. I haven't read up on them in a few years but they were having major issues.

We have been addressing a sinkhole issue with Boone for quite a few years now.

https://www.tva.com/...one-dam-project


They say wolf Creek is fixed. I know a lot of people are skeptical. That fix went through some re designs in progress. There were reports of grout coming to the surface far far downstream.
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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:21 PM

Holy shit, my dad lives in Edenville Township.  WTF!


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 08:08 PM

My family isn’t in that immediate vicinity but it’s more in their neck of the woods for sure.
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Posted 19 May 2020 - 08:16 PM

Oof. I used to have irrational fears of the dam up in Nederland giving way and having to say goodbye to Boulder...

thats a big fvcking lake up there
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:54 AM

Holy shit, my dad lives in Edenville Township.  WTF!

 

have you been in touch with your dad? i hope he is doing well!


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:37 AM

have you been in touch with your dad? i hope he is doing well!

 

Yeah, he called me last night.  They are fine and far enough from the water.  He did have to go and get his horse to move it to another place as the place he keeps his horse is evacuated.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:02 AM

Glad to hear he is safe!
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:04 AM

Glad to hear he is safe!

He did say if I don't hear from him in 4 or 5 months then I should worry.  :D


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:27 AM

lol..at least he still has his sense of humor! 


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:54 AM

Hopefully the consequences of that big Dow chemical plant being flooded are not as bad as they could be. All those people evacuating and seeking shelter could be a disaster from a COVID-19 perspective as well.

Edited by porter, 20 May 2020 - 11:55 AM.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:01 PM

Hopefully the consequences of that big Dow chemical plant being flooded are not as bad as they could be. All those people evacuating and seeking shelter could be a disaster from a COVID-19 perspective as well.


I am sure hurricanes and tornadoes will be fun this year too, but it was ironic/surreal last night to see the governor who has spent the last months telling/yelling at people to stay home to leave their homes and gather at designated locations. Or travel far away to stay at friends and family elsewhere.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:52 PM

I am sure hurricanes and tornadoes will be fun this year too, but it was ironic/surreal last night to see the governor who has spent the last months telling/yelling at people to stay home to leave their homes and gather at designated locations. Or travel far away to stay at friends and family elsewhere.


I think you mean threatening legal consequences while applying a 1 size fits all policy regardless if a dense covid laden population or the rural UP, don’t ya? That seems to be what folks I know back in MI seem to be irritated about.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 01:29 PM

Stock up on Michigan dam bait?


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:14 PM

A report now says that one of the dams lost its license in the last year or so. Feds revoked license for failed Edenville dam in 2018 amid concerns it couldn't withstand major flooding

https://fox2detroit....-major-flooding

I think you mean threatening legal consequences while applying a 1 size fits all policy regardless if a dense covid laden population or the rural UP, don’t ya? That seems to be what folks I know back in MI seem to be irritated about.

That has been ongoing, but her pressers have usually been just complains that people are complaining. Regardless of the reason. Even when numbers were flat for a while. Now they are downright “flu-like”.;)

Edited by mTizzle, 20 May 2020 - 03:15 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:19 PM

Wixom Lake. That’s crazy.

 

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https://v.redd.it/l2vvlsusbyz41


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:34 AM

I am sure hurricanes and tornadoes will be fun this year too, but it was ironic/surreal last night to see the governor who has spent the last months telling/yelling at people to stay home to leave their homes and gather at designated locations. Or travel far away to stay at friends and family elsewhere.

it's an risk evaluation. If your house is under 9 feet of water you are at more risk of death than covid.

Do you think the governor should have been telling them to still shelter in place?
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:56 AM

I heard that the waters “comingled” with some chemical retaining ponds but that there was no leaks. However I imagine there is all sorts of chemical pollution around the plant that has been washed down stream. I hope I’m wrong.


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