IN PICTURES: Dual dam failure causes flooding in Central Michigan

About 10,000 residents have been evacuated in the US state of Michigan after two dams breached following days of heavy rain, officials say.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for areas near the Tittabawassee River after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed.

Parts of Midland, a city some 140 miles (209 km) of Detroit, could be under 9ft (2.7m) of water, authorities said.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County in mid-Michigan on Tuesday, and said the city of Midland – population more than 40,000 – could see a “historic high water level”.