In the U.S., two dams broke through in Michigan: an entire city went underwater

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As a result of the disaster, some 10,000 locals are forced to evacuate

In the American state of Michigan, a rapid rise in water levels has led to a breakthrough of dams on the Tittabawassee River in Midland County near the homonymous city.

As a result of the disaster, about 10,000 locals are forced to evacuate, and one of the state cities may be under a three-meter layer of water, warns Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

“In the next 12-15 hours, the Midland center could be almost three meters under water,” Whitmer said.

Midland has reportedly been home to the headquarters and production plant of international company Dow Agrochemicals, which employs 9,000 people, for over 120 years. The company has stopped production because of the accident. Chemicals conservation departments continue to operate.

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