News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/12/2021 12:02:00 PM to 8/12/2021 12:27:19 PM.

News Flash

County News

Posted on: August 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Flooding & Power Outage Information

Flooding and Power Outage Inforamtion

Southwest Berrien County experience significant rainfall over night causing localized flooding and road closures.  Estimated rainfall amount in the Bridgman area is around 7.5 inches. 

Update

Updated August 12th, 10:00 AM

Indiana Michigan Power has worked hard to get power restored in Southwest Berrien County and we were fortunate to not have additional power outages with the storms that came through late afternoon and evening yesterday. We still have a little over 500 customers without power in the New Buffalo Township area and we are hoping those customers get power restored throughout the day. Since the majority of Berrien County Residents have had their power restored, we will be shifting our focus to damage assessment and clean up. 

For individuals who have lost food during this power outage there are resources available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Individuals may call (844) 464-3447 for more information regarding this resource. If residents are in need of help with clean-up they are requested to contact 2-1-1.

Details

  • AEP is on site assessing the Bridgman substation which is underwater causing power outages. 
  • The Berrien County Emergency Operations Center has been activated to address possible cooling centers as heat index reach over 100 degrees.
  • Cooling stations are available at the locations listed below.

Report Disaster Damage

For individuals who have experienced damage due to the flooding, the Report Disaster Damage Form is available.

Roads Closed

  • Holden Road - Between Shawnee and Snow Roads
  • California Road - Between Ott Road and Snow Roads

Press Releases

August 12th, 2021 - Emergency Management Press Release #7 (PDF)

August 11th, 2021 - Emergency Management Press Release #6 (PDF)

August 11th, 2021 - Emergency Management Press Release #5 (PDF)

August 11th, 2021 - Emergency Management Press Release #4 (PDF)

August 10th, 2021 - Emergency Management Press Release #3 (PDF)

August 10th, 2021 - Emergency Management Press Release #2 (PDF)

August 10th, 2021 - Emergency Management Press Release (PDF)

August 10th, 2021 - Road Department Press Release (PDF)

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in County News

Spay Neuter Logo

Dog Adoption Floor is CLOSED

Posted on: February 6, 2023
Boards & Commissions Meeting Updates

Boards & Commissions Meeting Updates

Posted on: March 31, 2020
Press Releases

Press Releases

Posted on: March 27, 2020
County Facility Locations

County Facility Locations

Posted on: July 13, 2018