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RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: INDIANA AVENUE

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Railroad crossing at Indiana Avenue (CR 21) is closed until Saturday, Aug. 24, as Norfolk Southern works on repairs to the crossing. more

AUGUST BRUSH COLLECTION

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The August brush pickup will begin on Monday, August 26. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Residents are asked to have their brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m.... more

GROWING GOSHEN TOGETHER FALL SERIES ANNOUNCED

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Following a successful pilot community conversation in the spring, the Goshen Community Relations Commission (CRC) and Goshen Community Schools (GCS) will embark on a series of events in the next several months that will encourage discourse around topics that uniquely affect Goshen’s residents. A... more

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Flood information

UPDATE: MAY 2, 2019 5 PM

Elkhart County, including Goshen, is expecting more rain this evening, but at this moment more flooding is not expected. Here is an update for Thursday evening, May 2, 2019:

- The Elkhart River continues to lower, with the latest observed value at 7.9 ft. That is down from the 9.12 ft crest. (See the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service's latest information here).

- Trails and parks closed Wednesday afternoon continue to be closed through the evening, with the exception of Oakridge Park and the trail that runs through it, where water has receded. 

- Denver Avenue has been reopened and Chicago Avenue is expected to be reopened later in the evening.

- The parking lot in front of Kroger continues to have high water. Kroger and other businesses on that strip are still closed. 

- Sand and bags are still available at the Street Department, 475 Steury Ave., for those who may need them. 

- A flood warning remains in place for the Elkhart River in Goshen. 

- In light of the flooding in Goshen, Goshen City Coalition for the Homeless is opening short-term emergency shelter from 8:00 PM to 9:00 AM on the evenings of 5/2, 5/3, and 5/4. Like this winter, the shelter will be in the Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network day house at 105 S. 3rd St. Goshen. 

 

UPDATE: MAY 2, 2019 10 AM

The City continues to monitor the forecast and river gauge for the next 24 hours and more. Here is an update for Thursday morning, May 2, 2019:

- The Elkhart River in Goshen has crested at 9.12 ft., meaning water levels at the river are lowering. That may change if there is additional rain. According to the National Weather Service, this crest compares to a previous crest of 8.9 ft that occurred March 12, 2009.

- Roads and trails that were closed Wednesday afternoon continue to be closed this morning, with the exception of Oakridge Park and the Rock Run Creek trail, where water has receded. Continue checking the City’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. You can find the most recent information at goshenindiana.org/flood-informationfacebook.com/City of Goshen and twitter.com/Goshen_City

- The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning in Goshen until late Friday night, due to the chance of rain over the next 24 hours

- In light of the flooding in Goshen, Goshen City Coalition for the Homeless is opening short-term emergency shelter from 8:00 PM to 9:00 AM on the evenings of 5/2, 5/3, and 5/4. Like this winter, the shelter will be in the Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network day house at 105 S. 3rd St. Goshen. 

 

UPDATE: MAY 1, 2019

Water accumulating from rainfall and swelling rivers has resulted in high water areas throughout Goshen. The City of Goshen’s engineering, streets and community development departments, as well as first responders, are monitoring forecasts from the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to assess the extent of the flooding of Goshen’s roads and structures.

Information you may find helpful is below: 

Other important information to know: 

  • Faith Mission, located at 801 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, has created a flood amnesty period beginning immediately for those seeking shelter. A warrant check will not be required.
  • Residents can obtain sandbags at the Goshen Street Department, 475 Steury Ave. Sand and bags have been placed outside of the street department’s gates so they can get picked up any time of the day. The bags are not already filled with sand, so residents are encouraged to plan to bring a shovel.
  • As water continues to rise, residents are asked not to enter the water. Please be aware that manholes may pop, and they may not be seen through the murky water.
  • If you come across a flooded road not on this list, please call dispatch at 533-4151. If you are in danger, call 911.
  • We ask residents to check the City of Goshen’s website: goshenindiana.org, as well as the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the evening. They are also encouraged to check local radio and TV channels for weather updates and emergency instructions.