Recovery Underway in Wake of Flash Floods

CampusAssessment, cleanup, and repairs are moving forward at Michigan Technological University in the aftermath of devastating flash floods in the western Upper Peninsula produced by torrential rains between Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.

The National Weather Service reported as much as seven inches of rain fell in the Copper Country between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, with the majority of rainfall occurring from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday. Roadways throughout the area washed out; homes and businesses were severely damaged or destroyed by mudslides, flooding, and cave-ins.

Many of our corporate partners and local companies have stepped forward to extend a helping hand. We would like to thank 3M Company, Milwaukee Tool, ArcelorMittal, Cooper Standard Automotive, Georgia-Pacific, Ford Motor Company, McBride Construction, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Two Ravens Soap Company, Appleton Beer Factory, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Medtronic, Oshkosh Corporation, Enbridge and everyone else who has provided support.