State opens centers to help with flooding recovery

Mar 5, 2018

The state of Indiana has set up three assistance centers to help people with flood recovery.


The centers in Elkhart, Lake and Jasper Counties are meant to be a one stop shop for information and help with flooding recovery.

Spokesperson Amber Kent says the state is trying to make things easier for those impacted by the flooding.

“It’s so very frustrating to go from place to place to place, we tried to bring all of those resources together into one location.”

At the center you can apply for a new birth certificate if yours in waterlogged, or for unemployment, get help with temporary shelter or with interpreting insurance policies.

Kent says they will be open on a week to week basis for as long as people are using them.

The center in Elkhart is in the County Health Dept building, at 608 Oakland Drive. It is open on Monday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


A list of all the services available and a link to an online version of the flood service centers can be found on state's website.