St. Joseph County sets up sandbagging locations in preparation for weekend rain

Ireland Road east of Ironwood Drive was closed on Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, 2016, after heavy rain caused flooding throughout the South Bend area. (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

The drenching rain in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday has forced St. Joseph County to take pre-emptive measures.

Sandbagging locations have been set up throughout the county. Here are the locations:

• Warren Fire Department – Station #18  at 54837 Quince Road,  South Bend 574-232-4028

• Clay Fire Territory- Station #24  at 13981 State Road  23,  Granger 574-272-3874

• Penn Township- Station #13 at 13750 McKinley, Mishawaka 574-255-2690

• South Bend Street Department at 731 S. Lafayette, South Bend 574-235-9244

• Mishawaka Street Department at 500 N. Cedar Street, Mishawaka 574-258-1660

• Clay Fire Department at 18355 Auten Road, South Bend  574-272-2144

• Southwest Central Fire at 19971 Kern Road, South Bend 574-291-1677

• Woodland Garage at 15973 New Road, Mishawaka 574-633-4121

• Riverside Garage at 3301 Riverside Drive, South Bend 574-277-1020

In addition to the above locations, there will also be filling stations outside of the Jewell Wood and Gilmer Park neighborhoods.

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