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Residents see power of community amid historic flooding

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MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Earlier this summer the city of Midland was hit by devastating floods, but in the process, residents saw the power of neighbors coming together to help each other out.

"Then our water came the next day and the same neighbor reversed and just helped us,” Jennifer Haught recalled.

Haught said despite the damage, some good came out the June flooding that took over Midland County.

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"It was really neat to see everybody pull together because everyone's so busy with their own lives and then at this point none of that mattered. We just came together and helped the ones that needed it the most,” she said.

Haught’s neighbor Kurt Faust was there that day and was inspired to keep the spirit going.

"It's a simple, simple message. Just loving your neighbor and getting to know your neighbor and keeping that momentum going throughout the year so that people can thrive in this community,” Faust said.

Faust said it's easy to get involved.

"I think you're just going to see a lot of little things. I know in our neighborhood my wife and I are planning on taking cookies around and we're going to stop and visit with some of our older neighbors that we haven't seen in a while and really just try and bless people's lives,” Faust said.

Haught hopes this week’s festivities changes the community for seasons to come.

“Even when winter hits, you know, that we can check on people and just do our part and I think that's important,” she said. 

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