Thousands evacuated in U.S. dam collapse, Corona Virus infection concerns people spend in cars

Thousands evacuated from U.S. dam collapse Corona Virus infection concerns people spend in cars May 21 at 12:08

In midwestern Michigan, heavy rains have destroyed a dam and forced thousands of people downstream to evacuate, raising fears of an spread of new coronavirus infections in evacuation areas.

On The 19th in the Midlands in central Michigan, heavy rains destroyed two dams and flooded a wide area downstream.

According to the local government, thousands of residents have left their homes and evacuated to schools and other public facilities, but Governor Whitmer urged displaced residents to wear masks and keep their distance from people to prevent the spread of the infection.

Midland’s government officials said that “some people are in their cars who are at risk of being infected at shelters,” pointing out that there are a significant number of people who are at risk of infection in shelters where many people gather.

In Michigan, which has more than 53,000 infected people as of 20, the curfew associated with the new coronavirus is expected to be extended until 28 th of this month, but it faces a new challenge of preventing infections in evacuation destinations due to massive flooding.