January 6, 2014

State of emergency continues for Logansport, Cass County

Power outages in Galveston and Young America continue

From staff reports

---- — Power outages continue for some residents in Galveston and Young America. Between 20 and 40 houses are still without power 16 to 18 hours after losing it, said Cass County Emergency Management Agency Director Alvin Beckman.

Beckman said area officials were working to get those people to a location they could have heat.

For those without power, emergency shelters continue to be open at the Young America Fire Station, Galveston United Methodist Church and Logansport Salvation Army.

Logansport and Cass County are expected to remain in a state of emergency until Tuesday, when the statuses will be re-evaluated.

The wind and extreme cold continue to be a concern, according to Cass County Highway Department officials.

"Roads the county has opened are blowing back shut," Beckman said.

Cass County highway crews will continue working "around the clock" to improve the roads, said Jeff Smith, Cass County highway superintendent.

Smith advises people to stay home and call in the case of emergency.

Businesses and schools continue to close as the winter storm continues.

Southeastern School Corp., Carroll School Corp. and Logansport Schools will be closed Tuesday.

Carroll White REMC offices will also be closed Tuesday.

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region will be closed Tuesday, and spring semester classes are scheduled to begin Jan. 13.

Indiana Packers Corp. request the sanitation and maintenance departments to report at regular time tonight. Third shift shipping department and second shift production are canceled tonight. On Tuesday, first shift hot side should not report while first shift cold side departments should report at 10 a.m. and second and third shift operations and maintenance departments should report on time.