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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.

Report Disaster Damage

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

Traffic Updates

Updated August 13th, 8:54 AM

  • Holden Road - Between Shawnee and Snow Roads is back open to traffic.
  • California Road - Between Ott Road and Snow Roads is back open to traffic.
  • The Sawyer and Red Arrow Hwy. Traffic signal is back to normal operation.

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)

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