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Dams fail prompt immediate evacuations; Hurri-Dry Nationwide on the Midland-area Michigan floods


Midland, Mich. – After multiple dams breached in Midland County, 10,000 residents along the Tittabawassee River were ordered to evacuate from a major flood disaster. Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency after the morning of May 19 when flood water elevated to several feet covering the streets and downtown Midland. 

As of the mid afternoon May 20, Midland has experienced record water levels from the flooding, sewage system failure, power outages and state officials say with water levels continuing to rise the worst of this disaster is yet to come. 

Hurri-Dry Nationwide has kept an eye on this situation-turned-disaster and is ready to mobilize to the Midland area to help residential and commercial property owners and managers with the water extraction, cleanup and restoration efforts. 

In addition, our company has an inventory of restoration equipment, including emergency power generators, to help other restoration companies in the Midland area handle the massive amount of work it will take to restore that community. Approximately 500 citizens of Midland are presently housed in emergency shelters like ones set up in local high schools. 

Our company has the resources to provide all the specialized equipment needed to extract remaining waters and moisture from the commercial and residential properties, when the worst is behind Midland and the restoration and rebuild efforts can begin. 

Hurri-Dry Nationwide offers not only a vast line of restoration equipment rental, sales, service and support but also project management, insurance claims management and estimating services using Xactimate software, a pricing program developed by the insurance industry. Our certified technicians nationwide area are ready to mobilize and begin the restoration process of these damages with an expert assessment and equipment to help reduce any further damages.

Flood map courtesy of the City of Midland

The process of cleaning up after a flood, especially when sewage systems have failed, involves shutting off gas and power to the property, having certified technicians wear protective equipment for biohazard elements carried in the water, extracting any standing water and removing all soaked contents of the property, shoveling out mud carried in and settled in the property by the waters, removing wall interior surfaces and insulation, scrubbing remaining walls and floors with EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants, and of course drying the property thoroughly before the rebuilding process begins.

Process is extremely involved and if not done properly could make a property unsalvageable and not removing moisture can cause harmful mold to grow and contaminate the indoor air quality. This is why having Hurri-Dry Nationwide assist you with your or your restoration company’s extraction and cleanup effort is terribly important.

We are here and ready to help, Midland!

Call NOW to mobilize our team to your property! 888-685-7329

Download our new mobile app to your smartphone for immediate access to our 24-Hour Emergency Disaster Response.

Or Text “DAMAGE” to 21000 NOW!

About Hurri-Dry Nationwide:

In the industry since 1990, Hurri-Dry Nationwide is not only a certified firm by the Institute of Inspections, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we also require each of our technicians to be certified as well. We also maintain certifications in Applied Structural Drying and Mold Remediation. Our in-house ability to handle damages to large commercial facilities and multi-family properties, as well as single-family homes, makes our company unique with hyper-efficient disaster response times. Our company’s ownership team is extremely hands-on and we pride ourselves on the daily communication and progress reporting we provide to our clients as we serve them. We offer discounted rates on equipment rentals and our fast-and-easy financing for those who qualify allow us to serve clients who find themselves in need of our services but without the immediate funds.

Hurri-Dry Nationwide (888) 685-7329

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