Posted on Mar 14, 2018
Bill Wolf, Berrien County administrator, experienced his first emergency in his 13 years on the job. Recent flooding put 300 people out of their homes and activated the county's emergency response network.  Shown below is the emergency operations center. The center, located at 2100 Empire, has a permanent staff but becomes home for county and state resources, such as: public safety, health, logistics and other inter-agency personnel.
The flooding did $3 million worth of damage to roads, and drains.  There was another $5 in damage to private property.
    In other news, Mr. Wolf said work is continuing at the jail and a new county Paw Paw River Park will begin this year.