Mayor explains how Mishawaka was able to avoid major flood damage
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Mishawaka’s Mayor Dave Wood explained the steps they took to avoid major damage from flooding situations.
The precautionary steps Mishawaka had to take were spending more than $100 million to build the necessary infrastructure since 1990.
According to Mayor Wood, even structures that are not built in that flood place are still designed to handle flood waters.
"If you're driving down the road at night and you see Beutter Park covered in water, but the lights are all on in the park, the lights are designed to take the flood.” Mayor Wood said.
The city has also invested $66 million in the Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure no wastewater would get into the river during a flood.