Marshall County EMA Director Still Concerned About Flooding

The Yellow River and the Tippecanoe River in Marshall County have crested and are receding, but Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery worries that may only be temporary.

Avery said with the three-quarters-to-an-inch of rain expected Tuesday, the rivers may rise above flood stage again. The ground is still saturated with the rain received last week and that will cause creeks, streams, ditches and rivers to swell.

Avery was out over the weekend and patrolled flood-prone areas and all seemed to be okay for now. Some residents have taken advantage of the sand and sand bags available at the old EMA office on King Road north of the county highway garage. Avery noted that you need to bring your own shovel should you choose to load up with sand.

Should you have problems with flooding in the Marshall County area, call the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency office at (574) 936-3740 or the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 936-3187.