Sandbags are are being offered to St. Joseph County residents in the wake of floods that damaged roads and houses around the area.
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The bags may require some self-assembly, so people picking up bags are encouraged to bring a shovel. Call ahead to ensure availability.
The sandbags are available at the following locations:
Warren Fire Department – Station #18
54837 Quince Road, South Bend
Clay Fire Territory- Station #24
13981 State Road 23, Granger
Penn Township- Station #13
13750 McKinley Ave., Mishawaka
South Bend Street Department
731 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend
Mishawaka Street Department
500 N. Cedar St., Mishawaka
Clay Fire Department
18355 Auten Road, South Bend
Southwest Central Fire
19971 Kern Road, South Bend
15973 New Road, Mishawaka
By assembly are you expecting us to fill the bags with sand?
Additionally, isn’t sand bagging now equivalent to closing the barn door after the animals have checked out?