Residents, businesses sue dam operator over ruinous flooding

People survey the flood damage Wednesday to the Curtis Road Bridge in Edenville, Mich., over the Tittabawassee River. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

Sanford resident Kendra Tucker wipes away muck Thursday after finding a family photo for her aunt and uncle after their home was washed away in flood waters. (Jake May/ Flint Journal via AP)

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. — Residents and businesses in Central Michigan communities that were submerged when two dams failed this week on Friday sued the operator of the dams and two state agencies charged with overseeing the structures.