Community Support helps to protect local landmark

Friday afternoon people are still forced from their homes in northern Vermillion County.

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:58 PM
Updated: Feb 23, 2018 3:31 PM

EUGENE, Ind (WTHI) - Friday afternoon people are still forced from their homes in northern Vermillion County.

Several roads remain shut down all because of the flooding but, it's the community's support that's protecting a favorite spot in Eugene.

Just looking at how high the water is here in Eugene tells you this flood is dangerous.

It's the worst this community has seen in 25 years. Thursday we showed you how high the water has been which made for a scary situation for the Covered Bridge Restaurant that sits right along the river.

This community staple opened its doors nearly 30-years ago and their story doesn't come without some bumps in the road.

In 1994 the restaurant was destroyed in flood and there's still a mark on the wall to where the water stood but the people who live in Eugene are making sure this doesn't become reality again.

More than 20 high school students volunteered their time to lay sandbags near the restaurant.

People also volunteered their own space to store the restaurant's supplies and Friday all 25 employees can keep working as they begin to see the flood waters go down!

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