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Let me start this by saying my heart goes out to all the people in Michigan who have been affected by the dam failures and the flooding .One of the after effects of this is a company Forever Fieros in Sanford Michigan which was destroyed and many of the cars totalled .I worked in many flood areas across the country and saw first hand the damage that flood waters cause hopefully none of our members have been affected by this catastrophe .
 

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The auction was originally going to be in April, but was postponed to July due to the Virus. I would like to have that SD Iron Duke, even if it was underwater it still should be rebuildable if disassembled and cleaned in the near future.
 

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On May 19, 2020, heavy rainfall caused the Edenville Dam in central Michigan to fail. This put a tremendous load downriver on the Sanford Dam, which failed two hours later. The resulting flood slammed 8-10 feet walls of water into the small village of Sanford and surrounding communities, destroying homes and businesses.

Among them was Fieros Forever, a car dealership and museum dedicated to Pontiac Fieros and owned by local architect and Fiero enthusiast (and our dad) Tim Evans.

Fieros Forever opened in 2006 as both a tribute to the cars my dad loves and as a way for other Fiero lovers to buy cars, find replacement parts, and come together to celebrate the "common man's sports car" or "nearly perfect car" (as Dad describes it). As Tim neared retirement, he decided to close the shop and auction the cars and parts. The auction was set for April 2020 then moved back to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday May 19, with water beginning to rise, Tim, his daughter Kelly, and several Good Samaritans in downtown Sanford moved the cars to what they thought were safer grounds farther from the shop. While the Fieros Forever location had seen some minor flooding in the past, nothing could have protected it from the powerful waters from two back-to-back dam failures.

Photos from late evening Tuesday show several Fieros under 3+ feet of water as the flood rose. By Wednesday morning, photos emerged of waters nearly at roof level of Fieros Forever. Floodwaters had picked up and pushed the Village Hall down the street into Dad's building, destroying both. As waters receded a bit later that day, photos showed Fieros in various states... relocated across the street, flipped upside down, mostly buried in mud, a smashed windshield, a hood thrown open.

On May 21st, Tim was able to reach the shop and see its current condition. The walls are blown out, his prize engine that was to be a centerpiece of the auction was swept away and his kit cars and Formula 1 car are scattered all over downtown. All cars are severely damaged and will have to be marked as salvage titles.

With this GoFundMe, we are hoping to help cover clean up expenses and perhaps help my parents recover some of the funds that would have come from the auction of the cars and parts. Funds will go directly to Tim and Linda Evans to cover expenses related to flood relief and clean up of Fieros Forever. We thank you for your concern and assistance. Tim especially appreciates comments and greetings from fellow Fiero enthusiasts!
 

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They had almost a 24 hour notice that the dam would probably fail, so I can't understand why people didn't try to move beloved possesions. Doesn't make sense. Even if they were uninsured, it's better trying to move them and risking an accident then just leaving the sit and chance a flood. And IMSMC, it might have even been a 36 hour notice that the dam may fail. I actually feel worse for the people that have paid to live on a lake and now the lake is gone. Their property value was just cut in half...if not less.
 

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This incident with the dams failing due to poor maintence,mimics the exact circumstances that happened to Johnstown, PA back in the1890's.A dam built on the Conemaugh river that ran thru Johnstown was built to create a beautiful lake to serve the rich &wealthy people from the Pittsburgh steel corporations building they're vacation homes. Only issue, haphazard & neglect of the maintenance of the dam. One night,after a particular heavy rainy period, the dam gave way completely flooding the city & killing hundreds.No warning in those days, save for a lonely locomotive engineer who laid on his whistle to warn folks as the water gushed ! .After the investigation, nobody was held responsible & it was officially recorded as an act of god
Big museum in Johnstown covering that tragedy, if you ever travel that way

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They had almost a 24 hour notice that the dam would probably fail, so I can't understand why people didn't try to move beloved possesions. Doesn't make sense. Even if they were uninsured, it's better trying to move them and risking an accident then just leaving the sit and chance a flood. And IMSMC, it might have even been a 36 hour notice that the dam may fail. I actually feel worse for the people that have paid to live on a lake and now the lake is gone. Their property value was just cut in half...if not less.
The info says they did move the cars up the road to around the same location as the last time they had a major flood several years ago. Unfortunately, they didn't anticipate the 2nd dam failing a few hours later. Just like the Flint water crisis some low level bureaucrat might lose their job, but the private operated dam operators themselves will probably file for bankruptcy and face no repercussions. Boyce Hydro Power’s history of violations lasted throughout the 14 years...
 

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