Statewide Tornado Drill March 22

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Kosciusko Emergency Management Agency encourages residents, local businesses and schools to participate in the statewide tornado drill at 10:15 a.m. and 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. This drill will include the activation of severe weather sirens in those communities who have such systems. Should a … Read More


All-Hazard Radios Available In Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — As spring approaches, so does the chance for severe weather. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and Kosciusko County Emergency Management want to make sure everyone has a chance to be safe. While weather alert radios are available for purchase, not everyone has the means … Read More


Rock Departs To Aid Baltimore With IMT

KOSCIUSKO — An Indiana Department of Homeland Security incident management team from Northern Indiana is traveling to Maryland for a seven-day deployment to assist the City of Baltimore with severe weather affecting the region. Ed Rock, Kosciusko County Emergency Management Agency, serves as a member of the IMT. The … Read More

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Commissioners Talk Flood Maps

WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday morning, Aug. 25. Matt Sandy, assistant county planner, presented the new maps, explaining they are set to go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 30 and that they are in compliance with federal regulations. Changes to the maps include … Read More

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Local Departments, Non-Profits Request Funding From County Council

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — During yesterday evening’s Kosciusko County Council meeting, numerous presentations were brought before the board, both to educate and to request financial support. Among these were requests from local officials and preliminary presentations by Kosciusko County non-profit organizations. Initial requests included a request from Bob Weaver … Read More


Soft Roads Cause For Concern Throughout Kosciusko

Drivers are advised to take caution when driving on Kosciusko County roads. According to Ed Rock, director of Kosciusko County Emergency Management, hard freeze conditions during the winter combined with the rapid thawing recently has left county roads very soft. Rock stated, “When you observe a spot in … Read More


‘Good Chance’ Derailed CSX Train Passed Through Kosciusko County

The train that derailed in West Virginia at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Monday most likely traveled through northern Indiana, and possibly even Kosciusko County. The train, which was carrying crude oil, was reportedly still burning as of Tuesday night, with oil pouring from the wreckage. Members of the … Read More

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Emergency Declaration Lifted In Kosciusko County

As of 7:15 a.m. today Kosciusko County has lifted the emergency declaration and lowered the travel status to a watch/orange level, according to Ed Rock, Kosciusko County Emergency Management County roads remain snow covered and slick with some drifts. Motorists are asked to stay off county roads if … Read More

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Kosciusko County To Remain Under “Red” Warning Through The Night

According to Ed Rock of the Kosciusko County Emergency Management Department, Kosciusko County will remain under the red warning/declaration through the night. A re-evaluation will take place after the county plows have had a chance to observe and report.

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Kosciusko County Works To Clear Snow

With up to 17.2 inches falling in areas of the county, it is no wonder that Kosciusko is currently under a travel “watch”. According to the National Weather Service in Syracuse, 17.2 inches of snow fell 7 miles east/southeast of Leesburg, 14 inches fell in Warsaw and 11.2 … Read More

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Kosciusko Recovers From Morning Storm

[weaver_youtube N3m4SWaonwE rel=0] This morning’s storm packed a one-two punch with two lines of storms bringing severe winds that have left numerous trees and power lines down throughout the county and thousands without power. Though many have speculated about the possibility of tornado touchdowns this morning, as of this … Read More

Barbee Watch Hosts Emergency Management Director

Barbee Neighborhood Watch is hosting a meeting about homeland security with Kosciusko Emergency Management Director Ed Rock. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St. (SR 13). The meeting is open to the … Read More

Residents on Sunset Drive in Warsaw have begun preparing for the potential of rising waters this weekend. 
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Kosciusko Prepares For Possible Flooding

As lingering snow finishes melting and rainfall begins draining into local waterways, some in the county are preparing for possible flooding in low lying areas. Though the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Kosciusko County due to the threat of flooding, according to Kosciusko … Read More


Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Thursday

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week for Indiana and also National Flood Awareness Week. As such, Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock said a Tornado Drill has been scheduled for this week. Communities that have tornado sirens will undergo two tornado warning tests this Thursday. The first … Read More

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UPDATE: Kosciusko Residents Preparing For Floods

(UPDATE: Sand and bags are now available in the following locations: Kosciusko County Highway Garage in Warsaw, North Webster Community Center in North Webster, at the Winona Lake Street Department and in Syracuse. In Syracuse, those wanting to fill bags will have to register at the main office … Read More