(DeCandido's novelizations of the Anderson films)
Michigan was a US State located in the American Midwest, on the Canadian border. The state's capital was Lansing, while the largest city was Detroit.
In 2002, Michigan fell to the T-virus after the CDC's initial attempt to prevent the spread failed miserably. The news of the virus' presence here was reported at the White House during a meeting between the US President and Umbrella representatives.
Detroit became a hub for survivors after the U.S. military and Umbrella corporation protected the city.