Flood Warnings & Info


(February 21, 2018).

TR Fire Dept. is urging residents and business owners near rivers to prepare for rising waters.  Citizens are urged to STAY OFF THE RIVERS.  High water levels cause strong currents making the water unsafe.  Please take caution when driving through water covered roadways.

2/23/18 UPDATE:  Water levels are expected to crest sometime Saturday February 24, 2018, at high flood stage.  Continued major flooding is expected at this time and flooding may increase with further rain.
For residents in the flood affected areas, it is requested that those residents make preparations to evacuate their homes due to flooding basements that may result in an interruption of their gas and electrical utility’s.

Please note: Any affected residents requiring temporary emergency shelter should call the American Red Cross at 269-353-6180, day or night (i.e., 24/7).  Alternatively, during business hours, contact the ARC office at the Commission on Aging at (269) 279-8083.

In addition, sand bags are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • City of Three Rivers Department of Public Services
    Phone (269) 273-1845
  • St Joseph County Sheriffs Department
    Phone (269) 467-9045
  • Robert’s Brothers Excavating
    Phone (269) 244-8619

Carl W Holcomb
Fire Chief
Three Rivers Fire Dept.

2/21 Flood warning notice (.pdf)

2/23 Flood warning notice (.pdf)