[email protected] declared a state of emergency for @midlandcountymi after the Edenville & Sanford Dams breached. “If you have not evacuated the area, do so now and get somewhere safe,” said Gov. Whitmer. “This is unlike anything we’ve seen in Midland County.” https://t.co/hMmN5QBdlQ https://t.co/oC3YzKv8Ls— Michigan.gov (@migov) May 20, 2020Evacuations started overnight. Midland County has over 83,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census.Shelter locations are in Colman High School, Bullet Creek, Midland High School, North Midland Family Center and West Midland Family Center, said Midland County Board Chair Mark Bone. djperry/iStockBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News(MIDLAND, Mich.) — The governor of Michigan declared a state of emergency Tuesday night after rapidly rising waters crashed through two dams and forced thousands to evacuate.Officials with the city of Midland warned residents that the Edenville Dam, along the Tittabawassee River, failed around 5:45 p.m., and that the Sandord Dam broke around 6:50 p.m.Since Monday, storms have produced more than 8 inches of rain that overflowed the dams and caused downstream flooding in Midland County. Sea Cord and Smallwood dams were experiencing high water flow on Wednesday and being closely monitored.Midland City Manager Brad Kaye said flood heights are expected to be up to 5 feet higher than the last highest flood in 1986.“In the 1986 flood, it was considered a 100-year flood,” said Kaye. “Current flood is predicted to be the equivalent of a 500-year flood.”A “500-year flood” means there’s a 0.002% chance — 1 in 500 — of it occurring in a given year, according to the United States Geological Survey.“In the next 12 to 15 hours, downtown Midland could be under approximately 9 feet of water,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said at a press conference Tuesday night. “We are anticipating an historic high water level.” EVACUATION UPDATE: If you have concerns about whether you should evacuate, please review the map below & read this post : https://t.co/DrfhAPUKr9Facebook not required to view. pic.twitter.com/sVBZMPSn00— City of Midland, MI (@CityofMidlandMI) May 20, 2020Kaye said the water systems are potentially at risk, and hospitals are major concern.However, MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland said the facility isn’t planning to evacuate just yet.“We have been working alongside local agencies, watching closely the rapid changes that have been occurring due to the flooding,” the hospital said in a statement. “We have transferred a few patients that were identified by their physician. … We continue to monitor the situation as it evolves.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Mikel Arteta insists Granit Xhaka is fully committed to Arsenal (BPI/REX)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And Papa as well he was out with a concussion. And as well we have to rotate a little bit, we need fresh legs as well and we need everyone involved.’Asked if Xhaka’s absence is linked to the midfielder’s agent claiming an agreement as been reached with Hertha Berlin, Arteta replied: ‘No, no, no.‘He was totally committed in the last game against Bournemouth.‘He trained the next day, started to feel bad after the game. So it’s nothing like that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Granit Xhaka has reached an agreement to join Hertha Berlin (Getty Images)Asked if that will be the first bump in the road for him at Arsenal, Arteta replied: ‘There are going to be many more, you know.’Xhaka was left out of the squad for Arsenal’s Premier League fixture at home to Chelsea but Arteta has insisted that the midfielder has missed the match through illness.‘Granit, he was ill the last two days so we couldn’t pick him obviously in the squad,’ said the Spaniard. Mikel Arteta breaks silence over Granit Xhaka agreeing deal to leave Arsenal and join Hertha Berlin Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 2:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link842Shares Advertisement Comment Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will sort Granit Xhaka’s future (Sky Sports)Mikel Arteta has vowed to resolve Granit Xhaka’s future at Arsenal after the midfielder’s agent claimed an agreement has been reached with Hertha Berlin.Following the Gunners’ 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Boxing Day, Xhaka’s agent José Noguera revealed that the midfielder has agreed a deal with the Bundesliga club and has told Arsenal’s hierarchy that he wants to leave in the January transfer window.Subsequent reports in Switzerland also claimed that Xhaka is angry with Arteta after being told he must see out the rest of the season with Arsenal.When asked about Xhaka’s situation before Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘What I can say internally we will have to face that situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘And we’ll handle that with all the senior people in the directors area.’
Upyards the new way of life According to the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association, a lift in buyer interest was occurring at a time when the volume of properties for sale was shrinking.REBAA president Cate Bakos warned buyers needed at least a four-week buffer period for paperwork and administration post-sale, but to be safe that should be stretched to six weeks – effectively making November make-or-break month for some house hunters.“For several reasons,” Ms Bakos said, “buyers tend to come out in Spring because they know the listing numbers are optimised (and footy is over and done with).” Holiday home of toilet brush pioneer for sale MORE: Property sales ramping up Matthew and Melissa Hopper have sold their Hendra home and are moving just down the road with their three children Henry (6), Hannah(4) and Hugh (2), Hendra Monday 21th October 2019 Picture AAPimage/David ClarkA surge in homebuyers coming to town is set to spur a November to remember, experts believe, as the rush to be in a new home by Christmas begins in earnest.With just seven weeks left until the Christmas holidays, and money now the cheapest it has ever been to borrow, realtors and buyers’ agents were bracing for the traditional rise in competition to be supercharged. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Home buyers tend to come out in Spring according to REBAA.“Buyers love the idea of Christmas in their new house and those who are looking now to buy may also be keen to have children start at their new school in late January.”She said 30 days was a minimum settlement she’d consider for a client “and we’re now running at 45 days as a maximum to be sure that we’re in time for lawyer office shut down”.Ms Bakos said while buyer numbers were lower than the same time last year, “we certainly have more volume than recent months”“Agent schedules are busy, auction Saturdays are quite full and it certainly feels busy.”She advised any buyer heading to auctions to be prepared for it to be competitive “with a suitable stretch budget”.CoreLogic market commentator Kevin Brogan said the latest six month trend in housing turnover was showing increased activity though it was yet to test the 10-year average.This as the latest CoreLogic Home Value Index, released Friday, found Brisbane was still showing good value for buyers despite dwelling values rising 0.8 per cent in October.CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said October was a month of recovering real estate values, with the five city aggregate index up 1.4 per cent.“The improved housing market conditions are becoming more geographically diverse; although Sydney and Melbourne continue to lead the growth trend, based on the month to date reading, we are also expecting to report a subtle rise in dwelling values across Brisbane and Adelaide.”Matthew and Melissa Hopper have just gone into contract on a large home in Hendra that they bought eight years ago for $770,000 – and then renovated into a million-dollar-plus proposition.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Being next to Ascot which is a premier suburb, it was only a matter of time. We’ve had so much development here because of the racing precinct, the new Racecourse Village, nice facilities and it’s near Hamilton and Portside.” Matthew and Melissa Hopper have sold their Hendra home and moved just down the road with their three children Henry (6), Hannah (4) and Hugh (2). Picture AAPimage/David ClarkThey count themselves lucky that they were able to get into the market early.“We held two properties here for the last 12 months which is why we’ve decided to sell one. Our house was already raised when we purchased but we’ve done a complete renovation of inside and external. We converted a working stable into a four car garage and pool house.“Hendra is so well known for having horses in suburbs so it’s unique. Our other one is in Raceview Ave and we’re hoping to produce a similar style of house on that.”Place Ascot real estate agent Patrick McKinnon said buyer demand in premier suburbs such as Hendra was “on fire”.“It’s amazing to see. We have sold some of the best top sales over the last three months here. We sold 6 General St, Hendra for $2m on 405sq m (block), an awesome price and we’ve done it again and again.”“All the horses obviously have moved out of the backyards into stables in Ascot racing precinct and that’s had an impact on people investing in really good homes here.The market’s really moving, we have some amazing homes. It’s actually developers, a lot of developer stock, and so much coming to market. It’s so exciting to see people are investing in really high end builds and quality finishes.”“Land in Hendra is just going up through the roof. It’s one of the quickest markets we’ve seen, it’s going off.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK