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Man who lost cabin in May flood looking for the pieces

WNEM-TV

Sanford, Mich. – A mid-Michigan man who lost his cabin to devastating spring flooding is appealing to the public to let him know if they’ve spotted any pieces of the building in flood debris.

West Saginaw Road in downtown Sanford sits underwater, May 20, 2020. The Edenville dam failed the day before, sending the contents of Wixom lake down the Tittabawassee River, into the Sanford dam, which then also failed, resulting in the devastation of Sanford and other surrounding communities.

Michael Marker of Sanford said the cabin was a special place, especially because it was one of the last things he built with his father. He told TV station WNEM that it was washed away when the Edenville and Sanford dams failed in Midland County in May.

“I found some steel from the roof. I found the couch that was in there, and the kit plate from the refrigerator. But I will try to find some more,” Marker said.

Marker’s home was damaged in the flood but looks much better now following repairs. But he said he’s hoping his cabin could be intact somewhere.

“It’s probably tangled in the woods where I can’t get it out anyway. But just to know where it landed would be part of the whole story. This whole summer has been kind of an adventure,” Marker said.