Sandbags are available for Madison County residents

In advance of heavy rainfall and possible flooding this weekend throughout all of Madison County and central Indiana, the Madison County Highway Department has begun filling sand bags for local residents. Sand bags will be available starting at 2:00PM and can be picked up at the Madison County Highway Department located on W 8th Street at Dale Jones Road. Sandbags are for residents of Madison County.

The NWS is forecasting 4″-6″ with some isolated areas receiving more rainfall amounts. The ground is currently saturated, holding ponds, and creeks are full. As a result, any additional rainfall will lead to low land flooding first, followed by larger creeks and rivers flooding. We expect to have road closures in the common areas where flooding occurs.

As a reminder to all residents, Turn Around Don’t Drown. As little as 6″ of moving water can sweep away an automobile risking the lives of everyone on board as well as the lives of emergency first responders. All motorists should heed Road Closed signs and when driving at night, you extra caution as high water may be difficult to spot.