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EMA Director
100 W Center St
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Warsaw, IN 46580
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Floods

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A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry.  Flooding may occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river or lake, in which the water overtops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries, or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, these changes in size are unlikely to be considered significant unless they flood property.

Floods can also occur in rivers when the flow rate exceeds the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders in the waterway. Floods often cause damage to homes and businesses if they are in the natural flood plains of rivers. While riverine flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, people have traditionally lived and worked by rivers because the land is usually flat and fertile.

If you are in need of sandbags to control or redirect flooding around your home or business we have empty bags and sand available at:

Kosciusko County Highway

2936 East Old Road 30, Warsaw IN 46582

Bring your own shovel and manpower.