Communities urge Indiana to help fight Lake Michigan erosion

first_img By Associated Press – March 30, 2020 0 210 Twitter (“Indiana dunes vs lake michigan” by Valerie Everett, CC BY-SA 2.0) BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of several communities along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline are calling on Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to declare a state of emergency due to beach erosion.They want help as near-record high water levels continue sweeping away beaches that are important to tourism.The small town of Beverly Shores has already drained its reserves and spent nearly $365,000 on sandbags.The town’s Council President Geof Benson says that efforts to fix the road and other problems will cost millions more.Holcomb’s office says he will declare a disaster if shoreline damage meets the federal government’s criteria. Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleTrump extends voluntary national shutdown, braces US for big death tollNext articleNISCO in Bremen joins the fight against COVID-19 Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Pinterest IndianaNews Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Communities urge Indiana to help fight Lake Michigan erosionlast_img

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