County Officials Make Sandbags Available Ahead Of Potential Flooding

Feb 4, 2019

After last week’s subzero temperatures and a swing that starts this week near fifty above zero, some local emergency management officials are worried about flooding.

Fast thawing, potential rainfall and ice floes in rivers diverting water could cause some flooding in prone areas. Officials are not concerned that this will be as bad as flooding that happened last February.

Several self-serve sand bag operations have been set up in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. Residents concerned about potential flooding can use the sandbags to help mitigate problems.

Residents are also asked to check that storm drains on their street are clear and that sump pumps are operational before any problems arise.


Sandbag Locations:

Elkhart County Highway Garage

59308 CR 7 N 1/2 mile No. of CR 26 on East side.

Elkhart City Street Dept.

2421 S. 17th Street


Boy scout Parking Lot

CR 46 west of SR 15 1/2 mile on the No. side

Goshen City Street Dept.

475 Steury Ave.


Nappanee Street Dept.

841 E. Wabash


Warren Fire Department – Station #18

54837 Quince Road South Bend

Clay Fire Territory- Station #24

13981 State Road #23 Granger

Penn Township- Station #13

13750 Mckinley Miishawaka

South Bend Street Department

731 S. Lafayette South Bend

Mishawaka Street Department

500 N. Cedar Street Mishawaka

Clay Fire Department

18355 Auten Road, Sb

Riverside Garage

3301 Riverside Dr, Sb

Woodland Garage

15973 New Road