The rain in the area has caused rapid melting of snow which has prompted emergency officials to warn residents about the potential for flooding.
Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery said a half an inch to an inch of rain forecast, plus above-freezing temperatures to help melt the snow pack will produce flooding in the area. This is also the case for Starke, LaPorte and Pulaski Counties.
The areas of greatest concern are those who have had previous flooding issues in the past due to their location; those residents living in low lying areas and areas with poor drainage may be affected. Ditches may also overflow along with creeks. Ponding may occur on roadways.
Sand and bags are available at the old EMA office, 9515 King Road, just north of the Marshall County Highway Garage. You will need to bring your own shovel.
Never allow children to play around high water areas, ditches, or storm drains; do not drive around barricades; and do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways.
You can help prevent street flooding by making sure storm drains are not blocked by snow or debris.