Counties provide sandbags to prevent flooding

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – To prevent flooding, Hamilton County Emergency Management officials are making sandbags available to residents.

According to a release from Hamilton County EMA, filled sandbags will be available from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. by calling 317-770-3381. Officials say to leave a message if there is no answer.

The Madison County EMA also said they will have sandbags available at the Madison County Highway Department on West 8th Street in Anderson. However, officials say residents must get their own sand.

Boone County EMA will have sandbags available on the front entrance to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. The sand for those bags will be available in the old county highway lot next to Bane Equipment on Indianapolis Avenue, across from the 4-H. Residents are asked to take only enough sand for what they need.

High water was reported on many roads throughout the county. Officials are reminding drivers to never attempt to drive through a flooded street.

Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for the latest updates on the rainfall. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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