Governor Holcomb to tour flooded areas of South Bend, Goshen

("Eric Holcomb b&w" by Tony Llama, Public Domain)

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to tour flood-damaged parts of St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties as officials monitor rising floodwaters in Michigan.

Holcomb’s office says he and other officials on Friday will visit South Bend, where they’ll get a firsthand look at damage at Indiana University-South Bend and in residential areas, and see flooded areas in Goshen. He will also meet with Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Jeremy Stutsman, along with local fire and emergency officials.

In Michigan, flooding is taking place along the Grand River. Near Grand Rapids, the Michigan Brewers Guild postponed its Winter Beer Festival until early next month due to anticipated flooding. In southeastern Michigan, the River Raisin crested Thursday in Monroe and is expected to crest early Saturday in Dundee.

Officials are monitoring Michigan rivers to see if more evacuations are needed. Illinois, southern Wisconsin and other parts of the U.S. have seen flooding this week.


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