Severe storms ahead for the Wabash Valley

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Severe storms are rolling into the Wabash Valley. They are expected to bring heavy rain, which means that you should take extra precautions to stay safe.

“Do not drive through standing water on roadways. You cannot judge how deep that is,” says Dorene Hojnicki, Director of Vigo County Emergency Management. 

Hojnicki says that cars on the road is the biggest issue that sees in flooding situations as Vigo County has plenty of low-lying areas that can lead to flooding.

“You can get a lot of water in a very quick time which does not allow those culverts and drains to drain fast and if there is any debris blocking you’ll see that there is going to be backups, says Hojnicki. “You may want to sandbag around areas that are low-lying.”

Severe storms are unpredictable and leave situations out of one’s hands. However, Hojnicki believes that there are plenty of small acts that you can do to be prepared for bad weather.

“Make sure you fuel up your car. This is a time to have a full gas tank. Get some of those non-perishables… keep your phone fully charged.”

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