The city of Midland is bracing for the worst.
Two schools were opened for evacuees in the Midland area, about 140 miles north of Detroit, after the breach of Edenville Dam. The river flows through the city's center.
"In the next 12 to 15 hours, downtown Midland could be under nine feet of water", Whitmer said.
"The 1986 flood that most people remember, that were here at least, or if you weren't here, you certainly heard about it, was a 100-year flood", Kaye said.
"Dow Michigan Operations is working with its tenants and Midland County officials and will continue to closely monitor the water levels on the Tittabawassee River", Schikorra said. She told people to evacuate the area around Midland, urging those in the flooding zones to get to a shelter.
Governor Whitmer released a statement about the rupture just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.
"Over the past several days parts of MI have experienced heavy rainfall", Whitmer's emergency declaration notes.
Also on Wednesday morning, Midland County Central Dispatch reported a dike at Poseyville had broken and residents on Ashby between Poseyville and Patterson roads must evacuate west. Officials reported the update in a NIXLE text alert at 6:36 a.m.
Parts of MI could be under nine feet of water by Wednesday morning after two dams failed in the wake of heavy rainfall, according to state and local officials.
The Edenville Dam is northwest of Midland, MI, on Wixom Lake in Gladwin County.
Residents are being advised stay with friends or family or in shelters set up around the affected area.
Thousands of families have been evacuated to safety after two dams burst in the USA state of MI.
He also said there are masks available for everyone going into the shelters.