Midland Flood Relief

*Information Last Updated: June 8, 2020 @ 10:18 AM EST 

On May 16, 2020, a storm system began moving through Michigan, bringing six to eight inches of rain over a 48-hour period. On May 19, as a result of the heavy rainfall, the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam were breached, resulting in a 100-year flood event that forced more than 10,000 Midland County residents to evacuate their homes.

On May 19, Governor Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Midland County, later expanding the State of Emergency to Arenac, Gladwin, and Saginaw Counties. On May 21, FEMA granted Governor Whitmer’s request for a Federal Emergency Declaration to aid in Midland flood response efforts.


Red Cross Announces Emergency Financial Assistance Program


The American Red Cross continues to serve those affected by the statewide flooding and dam breaks. Red Cross is prepared to provide financial assistance to support emergency needs to households that were destroyed or sustained major damage. Between June 1 - June 22, head of households may contact the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS to speak to a dedicated call agent to complete an application for financial assistance.

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Find Resources & Join Flood Relief Efforts

Need non-emergency assistance during the Midland flooding State of Emergency? Call 2-1-1Get emergency flood updates for the Midland, Michigan flooding State of EmergencyFind out how to donate to the Midland, Michigan flood relief effortFind out how to volunteer for the Midland, Michigan Flood Relief Effort


Find Hotels Open During Midland Flooding

The following hotels in the Great Lakes Bay Region are confirmed to be open for business during the flooding emergency. 

Our team is working to gather up-to-date hotel openings regularly, so please check back often for updates and contact the hotels below directly to book.


Midland County

Hotel Location
Baymont Inn & Suites Midland
Best Western Valley Plaza Inn Midland
Days Inn Midland
Fairfield Inn                                              Midland
Hampton Inn  Midland
Residence Inn Midland
Sleep Inn Midland
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Midland
The H Hotel Midland

Bay County

Hotel Location
AmericInn Hotel by Wyndam                            Bay City
Bay Motel Bay City
Budget Inn Bay City
Comfort Inn Bay City Riverfront Bay City
Courtyard by Marriott Bay City
Delta Motel Bay City
DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City
Econo Lodge & Suites Bay City
Euclid Motel Bay City
Hampton Inn & Suites Bay City
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bay City
Paul's Motel Bay City
Quality Inn Bay City
Travel Inn Bay City
Valu Inn Bay City
Northland Hotel Kawkawlin
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Auburn
Pinconning Trail Inn Motel Pinconning

Saginaw County

Hotel Location
America's Best Value Inn & Suites                               Birch Run
Best Western Plus Birch Run
Comfort Inn Birch Run
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Birch Run
Hampton Inn Birch Run
Holiday Inn Express Birch Run
OYO Hotel - Brass Bell Inn & Suites Chesaning
Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth
Fairfield Inn & Suites Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth Motel Frankenmuth
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Frankenmuth
Marv Herzog Hotel Frankenmuth
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Frankenmuth
Apple Tree Inn Saginaw
Country Inn & Suites Saginaw
Curry's Inn Saginaw
Fairfield Inn Saginaw
Four Points by Sheraton Saginaw
Gratiot View Motel Saginaw
Hampton Inn & Suites Saginaw
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Saginaw
Miller's Motel  Saginaw
Northgate Inn Saginaw
Residence Inn Saginaw
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Saginaw
Super 8 Saginaw
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Saginaw



See how the Great Lakes Bay Region is uniting for Midland Flood Relief