Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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... more
Monday, March 19, 2018
The Goshen Fire Department will test the tornado sirens Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m. as part of the Statewide Tornado Drill. The annual Indiana Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week runs from March 18 through March 24 this year. As part of NWS efforts to build a Weather Ready Nation,... more
Monday, March 19, 2018
Kercher Road (CR 38) will have a moving lane restriction between the Norfolk Southern Marion railroad line and the Kercher bridge over the Elkhart River. The lane restriction is required for the placement of topsoil behind the new curb. The lane restriction begins today Monday, March 19 and will continue... more
The Goshen Street Department is helping residential property owners dispose of debris from the flood by picking up items that are left out on the curb in front of residential properties. Street Department workers will be making several rounds throughout the city in the next couple of weeks.
The Street Department will continue to place dump trailers in neighborhoods that were most affected by the flood.
Elkhart County Emergency Waste Management sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Day, in which household hazardous waste may be dropped off at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility free of charge. The Household Hazardous Waste days are the first Saturday of every month. The next one is April 7.
Acceptable materials include flammable liquids, motor oil, gasoline, pesticides, household cleaners, aerosol cans, medications, sharps and fluorescent bulbs. Materials should be in original labeled containers, is possible, and no containers larger than 40 pounds or five gallons will be accepted. The correctional facility is located near the intersection of CR 26 and CR 7. Please enter off CR 7.
Molds are fungi that grow throughout the environment when moisture is present. Damp areas within homes and workplaces are prime areas where it grows. Exposure to high concentrations of mold and mold spores over time can be unhealthy. The following links contain information on how to safely remove mold:W
The City is waiving all permit fees for those who have been affected by the flood. Building permits are required from those who are rebuilding or making repairs from flood damage. It’s important that you or your contractor get a permit to ensure safety.
Beware of post-disaster scams. If you want to check out a business, know whether it is licensed, or make sure it has a permit, please call the Goshen Building Department at 534.1811.
The Goshen Chamber of Commerce has offered to give suggestions regarding local contractors. Call the chamber at 533.2102.