Governor Eric Holcomb has added five counties to a disaster emergency declaration. The additional counties bring the total to 31. The action is a response to heavy rains that caused large-scale flooding and infrastructure damage.
The action enables the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to expand emergency services. Since February 22, the State Emergency Operations Center has been activated, as have state assistance centers in Lake, Jasper and Elkhart counties.
The counties now involved in the disaster declaration include: LaPorte, Noble, Posey, Wabash and Warren, which are new, as well as Jackson, Kosciusko, Newton, Porter, Harrison, Jasper, Ohio, Pulaski, Benton, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Jefferson, Spencer, Warrick, Carroll, Dearborn, Elkhart, Fulton, Lake, Marshall, Perry, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland and White.
You can connect to more about the declaration and steps taken by the state by clicking here.