Dow Shuts Operations in Michigan as Flood Waters Rise

May 21, 2020

Dow Inc. said on May 20 it shut down all operating units at its headquarters in Midland, Michigan, after flood waters breached its sites following the collapse of two dams.

“At approximately 10:00 a.m. Eastern it was confirmed there were flood waters commingling with on-site containment ponds,” the chemical maker said in a Facebook post

The company said it was deploying its flood preparedness plan and no employees had been injured so far.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer earlier declared an emergency for Midland county after the Edenville and Sanford dams collapsed due to heavy rain in the past few days and said residents nearby had been told to evacuate immediately.

DuPont and Corteva, spun off from DowDuPont, also have manufacturing facilities in Dow’s industrial complex in Midland.

(Reporting by Shanti S Nair and Taru Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)


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