Mayor Pete Buttigieg has declared the City of South Bend under a local disaster emergency and issued a travel advisory for all flooded areas at 4:15 p.m. today. Residents are advised to restrict non-essential travel near flooded areas including closed streets; however, essential travel such as going to and from work is not impacted.
Even though the rain has ended, river levels will continue to rise into tomorrow. The City expects the river levels to peak at 13’ some time tonight. The City will not reopen streets until they are safe and will be issuing tickets to drivers who disobey barriers on closed streets.
The following streets have been added to the list of street closures:
– Michigan Street from North Shore Drive to Bartlett roundabout
– North Shore Drive from Angela Boulevard to Michigan Street
Existing street closures continue to change as flooding expands. A full list of closed streets is listed below. Further updates will be announced on social media.
-Angela Blvd. from Lafayette Blvd. to Marquette Ave.
-Buckhorn Dr. from Pulling St. to Carroll St.
-Chippewa Ave. from Keria Trail to Gertrude St.
-Fox St. from Michigan St. to Carroll St.
-Michigan St. from North Shore Dr. to Bartlett roundabout
-Northside Blvd from 20th St. to Beyer Ave.
-North Shore Dr from Angela to Michigan
-Riverside Dr. From Lafayette Blvd. to Michigan St.
-Riverside Dr. from Marion St. to Bartlett St.
-St. Joseph St. from Ewing St. to Donald St.
-Walter St. from Michigan St. to Fellows St.
-Washington St. from Camden St. to Bendix Dr.
Residents in need of sandbags are encouraged to bring their own shovels to assemble their own sandbags. Below is a list of sandbag sites:
Clay Fire Department
18355 Auten Rd, South Bend
Clay Fire Department – Station #24
13981 State Road 23, Granger
Mishawaka Street Department
500 N Cedar St, Mishawaka
Penn Township – Station #13
13750 McKinley, Mishawaka
3301 Riverside Dr, South Bend
South Bend Street Department (Available 24 hours)
731 S Lafayette, South Bend
Warren Fire Department – Station #18
54837 Quince Rd,, South Bend
15973 New Road, Mishawaka
The O’Brien Center continues to remain open as an emergency center in case residents cannot stay at their home and need a place to go. Due to flooding at Michigan and Walter Streets, residents will need to enter Walter St. via Fellows St.