There is record-level flooding in mid-Michigan after days of heavy rain caused two dams to fail and about 10,000 people to be evacuated from their homes. The epicenter of the severe flooding is Midland, Mich., home of the Great Lakes Loons.
Fortunately, no injuries or fatalities related to the flooding have been reported. The Loons’ ballpark, Dow Diamond, also is not in immediate danger. But many people and places in Midland and surrounding communities are, and I hope you’ll join me in keeping them in your thoughts in the coming days, wishing them a safe and speedy recovery. Things were bad enough during this once-a-century-level pandemic without this disaster being added to the mix.
In addition to being home to a Midwest League team, Midland also is the hometown of former MLB manager Terry Collins (1994-96 Houston Astros, 1997-99 Anaheim Angels, 2011-17 New York Mets).