Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assessment Team Has Arrived in Elkhart County

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel has arrived in Elkhart County to inspect individual damage left by February’s record flooding. This group’s primary responsibility is to assess the damage done to individual homes. They are planning to stop at each home that has reported damage from the flood. Although nothing is guaranteed, this will put Elkhart County one step closer to the potential for the area to receive federal funding assistance related to the flood recovery.

If you have received damage from the flood and have not reported it, please call the Elkhart County Emergency Management office at (574) 891-2238 as soon as possible. Each report received, no matter how minor it may seem, helps create a more complete picture of the overall impact of the flooding on the county.

The assessment team started visiting homes in Goshen on Monday, March 19th; once they are finished there, they will then make contact with residents in Elkhart City as well as Elkhart County residents that reported damage from the flood. The FEMA assessment team will have a city or county employee with them while making these stops, and they will also be easily identified by their marked clothing and badges.