LaGrange Co. Commissioners declare local emergency in flooded areas

2018-03-09

LAGRANGE – LaGrange County Commissioners are declaring a Local Disaster Declaration effective yesterday for flooded areas.

There is an “advisory” level travel restriction.

Persons living or working in these areas should be aware of the situation and prepare accordingly.

Damage reports to residences are slowly coming in. In evaluating the area today, water levels have started to recede, however not as fast as we would have thought. Any additional rains in the near future would only add to the problem.

32 Indiana counties have now declared local emergencies, including Noble and Elkhart Counties. Those two are also under a state level emergency declared by Governor Eric Holcomb.

If a county has issued an emergency declaration, this means the county commissioners determined that conditions are such that emergency services may not be provided to the public in a timely fashion, and may be significantly delayed.

A county emergency declaration initiates county emergency plans, and allows additional resources to be provided by the state to assist local response efforts.

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