Walorski Tours Sites of Flooding Across Northern Indiana

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Walorski Tours Sites of Flooding Across Northern Indiana

Surveys Damage in South Bend, Elkhart, Goshen, Plymouth with Local Mayors

ELKHART, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today toured flood damage in Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, and Plymouth, met with local mayors, and spoke by phone with state and federal emergency management officials.

“The flooding across northern Indiana is a serious hazard in our communities that will leave significant damage behind, as I saw up close today,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “I’m grateful to our first responders for helping all the Hoosiers affected, and I will remain in contact with our local leaders, as well as state and federal officials, as relief and cleanup efforts continue. I urge Hoosiers to stay safe and to report any uninsured damage to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.”

BACKGROUND

Walorski viewed flood damage with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese, Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, and Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter. She also received updates from Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Executive Director Bryan Langley and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V Director James Joseph.

Officials recommend residents document any flood damage in order to file insurance claims and submit reports to state and local agencies. Any uninsured damage to homes, businesses, and other buildings or property should be reported to IDHS to ensure all appropriate resources are made available to aid recovery. Damage reports can be submitted here.

Residents can also call their county emergency management office at the numbers below:

  • St. Joseph County – 574-235-9378
  • Marshall County – 574-936-3740
  • Elkhart County – 574-891-2238
  • City of Elkhart – 574-293-8931
  • City of Goshen – 574-533-8621

Photos of Congresswoman Walorski touring flood damage can be viewed by clicking the images below.

Walorski gets an update on Elkhart flood damage from an Elkhart Police officer.

Walorski surveys flood damage in Plymouth with Mayor Mark Senter.

Walorski gets an update on flooding in South Bend from Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Walorski views a flooded site in Goshen with Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and a Goshen firefighter.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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