Free sand bags available ahead of flooding

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Snow melt combined with heavy rain will lead to some flooding this week, and into next week for some parts of Indiana.

Officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are urging residents to be prepared for the flooding potential. Unfilled sandbags, along with sand to fill those bags, will be available at no cost at 1717 Pleasant Street in Noblesville during the following hours:

  • Thursday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. (if needed)

Residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags as there are no filled sandbags available, officials say.

Hamilton County is also promoting a “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” campaign ahead of the spring flooding season. Signs have been posted around the county in places that are prone to flooding. Police say they want to remind citizens never to enter an area that is flooded, especially a location where barricades or other warning signs are. For a complete list of safety tips and flooding reminders, visit the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Facebook page. 

The Henry County Office of Emergency Management has provided sand bags to Knightsown, Middletown, New Castle and has a supply at the Henry County highway garage. Anyone who needs sand bags should call the community closest to them or the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

  • Henry County EOC – (765) 521-0582 or (765) 529-4890
  • Knightstown – (765) 345-2785
  • Middletown – (765) 354-2281
  • New Castle – (765) 521-6831
  • County Highway – (765) 529-6806

The Delaware County Emergency Operations Center also announced sand and sand bags would be available for people to fill. The following locations are below:

  • Muncie Fire Department #2
  • Delaware County Fairgrounds
  • Hamilton Township FD #1
  • Yorktown FD

For more on the forecast visit the Forecast 8 Weather Blog.

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