Report your flood damage to the Department of Homeland Security
Residents of Kosciusko County are reminded that with the recent flooding, many structures in the community may have experienced damage. Residents are strongly encouraged to report damages to the state of Indiana online at in.gov/dhs to assist in tracking the extent of these damages in the county. If additional funding is made available it will only be for those structures that have reported damage and have proper documentation.
Owners are also reminded that repairs and/or reconstruction activities to structures damaged due to the flooding that are located in the floodplain may require a local permit from the Kosciusko County Area Plan Commission as required by Kosciusko County floodplain ordinance. In addition to local permits, depending on a property’s location, a permit may be required from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources prior to the start of any reconstruction activity. In some instances owners who sustained damage and carry flood insurance may be eligible for additional funding, through the increase cost of compliance program, to bring the structure into compliance with floodplain regulations.
For more information on the permitting process, contact the Kosciusko County Area Plan Commission at 574-372-2304 or by email at . In addition to permits other steps owners should take before commencing repairs include;
Contacting your agent or insurance company to file a claim. Damaged homes with flood insurance may be eligible for Increased Cost of Compliance funding to assist in flood proofing or raising a home however valid claims must be made.
Check for structural damage before re-entering your home to avoid being trapped in a building collapse and confirm that power has been shut off until confirming the electrical has not been impacted.
Take photographs of all of the damaged property, including discarded objects, structural damage, and standing floodwater levels.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Kosciusko County Area Plan Commission
Matthew M. Sandy, Assistant Planner
100 W. Center St. Rm. 303
Warsaw, In 46580
8’ x 8’ Aluminum float with green top. Ladder and pier post were attached.
Old Mill Place
White vinyl steps
Old Mill Place
Long brown pier with brick edgers
Old mill place next to bridge on outer island
4' wide x 11' long. Green in color. Painted treated deck board.
Missing from Russells Park on northeast corner of Big Tippy.
Aluminum pontoon paddle boat, maybe with white seats
I spotted this adrift this morning being near the channel from Little Tippy heading toward Big Tippy. Given the east winds and flood current, probably came from the north or east shore of Little Tippy, I do not have the boat, it is probably adrift in Big Tippy. UPDATE It was reported that this Paddle Boat was against the Tippecanoe Dam.
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After the past few days of intense rainfall, our area lakes are now at or near flood stage. We want to keep our property owners informed and up-to-date on flood levels. If you are not currently at your property, we recommend you ask a neighbor or friend to check on your property. Water levels will continue to rise as water moves into the Tippecanoe River from across the watershed. There are currently flood levels in upper-watershed lakes. Levels in the lower lakes will continue to rise for 48 hrs.
A watershed works like a funnel, moving water downstream and draining to a particular body of water. Our watershed begins near Crooked and Big Lake. Eventually, the water in the green area all passes through the Dam at Oswego. Then, this water travels down the Tippecanoe River to the Warsaw-area.
Tippecanoe River at Oswego
Tippecanoe River at North Webster
Northern Indiana River Observations
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Don’t be confused. Force yourself to mark your calendar for July 7, 2018 for this year’s flotilla. The theme is Star Wars Past & Present. Perhaps the Millennium Falcon will travel to a galaxy far, far away or at least to Lake Tippecanoe with family and friends. Star Wars opened in movie theaters on May 25, 1977, and throughout the 41 years there is a collection of memorablecharacters, species, quotes and spaceships to spark a floaters creative energy.
This family- friendly, free event will take place at 1:00 PM, water front at Patona Bay. So if you are a fan, geek or just wanting to have fun, plan to joinother warriors on the water or shoreline for a traditional great time.
Additional details to be published within the next few months. Log into www.ltpo.org for updates.
While celebrating the 4 of July, remember, “Heroes get remembered,the legends never die.”
Dan Drook, Flotilla Chair
For more information, contact Dan Drook at 574-527-7587 or