On Monday, State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) delivered a letter to Governor Holcomb requesting an official Declaration of Emergency for the Lake Michigan shoreline in Porter and La Porte counties.
“Multiple shoreline communities have already declared states of emergency because of the threatening shoreline erosion,” Sen. Tallian said. “Hoosiers need the governor to declare an emergency so that local communities can access federal emergency money. Not only are private homes affected, but our state’s vital Lake Michigan tourism industry is endangered if nothing is done. Your people need your help, governor.”
State Representative Pat Boy (D-Michigan City) was also a signatory on the letter.
“Protecting and preserving Indiana’s National Lakeshore is vital to our community’s health, safety and local economy,” Rep. Boy said. “There was recently a state of emergency in Beverly Shores because the only roadway connecting east and west was in imminent danger of collapsing. That roadway has a gas line and a water main underneath it and cost thousands of dollars to repair. We can and we must do everything in our power to protect the shoreline if we want to protect our communities from future costly states of emergency.”
The letter to the governor can be found HERE