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March 28, 2020 Tornado


On March 28, 2020 the Town of Newburgh was hit by a tornado.  Several homes in the area along with Town buildings were damaged during the storm.  

The Town of Newburgh along with the Newburgh Police Department and Newburgh Volunteer Fire Department ask that citizens to stay home and not drive into the damaged areas of Newburgh to sight see at this time.

Emergency responders are working in the area to evaluate the damage along with many emergency crews who are working to remove debris and downed power lines.  

Please stay home and allow emergency personnel to perform their jobs.

Town of Newburgh State of Emergency - March 28, 2020

Please see the March 30th press release has it relates to park and trail closures, building permits for houses damaged in the tornado and limb and tree pickup.

March 30, 2020 Press Release

March 31, 2020

With power restoration on the horizon, the town can switch its focus from emergency response to recovery efforts.

TREE AND LIMB DEBRIS FROM STORM DAMAGE MAY BE PLACED ON THE CURBSIDE - this is in addition to what our trash contractor is providing so this can be non-bundled, larger tree debris. Please keep roadways clear at all times of stored debris. Property owners can also utilize Brewer Farms, Indiana Hardwoods to dump tree debris (NO TRASH PLEASE).

Crews are focusing on road access currently. State, County and Town Crews will be making several passes to clear curbside tree debris in the affected areas in the coming weeks.

Permit fees for construction and remodeling projects that are related to the tornado will be waived and every effort will be made to expedite. Call Town Hall 812-853-1720 for more information.

Please also remember to be vigilant with social distancing as much as possible during this time.

We are in this together!

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