2nd lawsuit filed against operator of failed Michigan dams

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Kendra Tucker, left, and her sister Melissa McCann, both of Sanford, wade into flood waters as they work to uncover lost family heirlooms and belongings, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Sanford, Mich. Scores of displaced people are staying in shelters after flooding overwhelmed two dams, submerged homes and washed out roads in Central Michigan. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP)

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The owners and operators of two mid-Michigan dams that failed are facing a second lawsuit.

The Midland Daily News reports that the class-action suit was filed Friday against Boyce Hydro and manager Lee Mueller. The Tittabawassee River became engorged late Tuesday when the aging Edenville and Sanford dams failed after heavy rain. The river crested Wednesday in Midland. A number of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. The failure of the dams also forced the evacuation of 11,000 people.

Morgan & Morgan, Grant & Eisenhofer, and the Jenner Law offices, attorneys in the lawsuit, say the flooding was preventable.

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