25 years ago – 1996

Southern Berrien County, still waterlogged from a torrential downpour one month ago, suffered the brunt of another rainstorm Sunday night. New Buffalo residents couldn’t flush their toilets, and some roads were washed out. In south St. Joseph, a lightning-caused power outage lasted more than nine hours. The rain gauge at the Galien River Sanitary District Treatment Plant north of New Buffalo measured 4.28 inches of rain during the storm.