INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The National Weather Service, Indiana State Police and
other state agencies are reminding people that spring brings volatile
weather that can increase the risk of flooding and they should make sure
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security encourages state residents to
have a family emergency communications plan and to prepare a disaster
preparedness kit that contains essential items a family needs to sustain
itself for at least three days.
The weather service says most flood-related deaths occur while driving.
State police say drivers should not drive around barricades at water
crossings and should never attempt to cross a flooded road, even if it
Officials also say purchasing flood insurance is a cost-effective step
homeowners can take to protect their homes.