September 17, 2008 The Crawford County Emergency Operations Center is working with responders from around the county and Southern Indiana to obtain resources and direct the emergency response.
Residents whose water utility is flowing, this is good water. The water has not been contaminated.
Those who expect electrical power lines are damaged are advised to turn off your main switch until electricity is fully restored. Power fluctuations may be a fire hazard.
Food stations are open for anyone in need from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
• Patoka Elementary School
• Marengo Wesleyan Church
• Leavenworth Senior Citizen Center
• Milltown Fire Dept.
• English Fire Dept.
• Alton Fire Dept.
• Volunteer food vendor available at the Crawford County Judicial Complex in English.
Drinking water is available at the Crawford County 4-H Complex south of Marengo along S.R. 66 (across from Crawford County Junior-Senior High).
Ice for cooling is also available at the Crawford County 4-H Complex until 8 p.m. Be advised that the ice is NOT sanitary and shouldn't be used in drinks. Bring a cooler, ice chest or other container to carry ice. Coolers are not available on site.
Persons whose home or business has been structurally damaged should call Indiana Department of Homeland Security at 1-888-335-9094 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can also report damage to their local fire department. Financial help for repairs is not available at this time, but damage assessments are needed.
The following businesses are open: JayC Store in English and Community First Bank in Marengo.
The Marengo Disposal Site is now open. The Leavenworth and English disposal sites will be open tomorrow (Thursday). Bag your spoiled food items before disposing.
The Emergency Operations Center is in the process of obtaining additional generators, ice water and food. The Center is also asking Indiana Family Social Services Agency to re-issue food stamps to locals who may need them. Residents should phone FSSA at 338-2701 if they need to replace their food stamps.