“Some parts have breached the banks in the golf course area and a small portion of the park,” he said. “We closed the park down last night as a precaution. But the water is not rising near as fast as it was last night and we don’t expect it to cause any major problems.”
Mike Fletcher can be reached at 765-454-8565 or email@example.com.
The Indiana State Police has listed some safety tips in case you encounter high water conditions. • Always carry a cellphone and charger. • Pay attention to local media reports and heed warnings issued by the National Weather Service. • Never drive around barricades at water crossings. • Be especially careful at night or early morning as it can be difficult to see water and its depth across a roadway. • Reduce your speed in rain and never enter flowing water. Driving through water creates less tire contact with the road surface (hydroplaning) and increases your chance of crashing.at • Driving through water affects your brakes, reducing their effectiveness until they dry out. • If you end up in water, immediately exit your vehicle through a window and climb on top of your car. Call 9-1-1 from there and wait for help to arrive. Ride the top like a boat, as vehicles will often float for several minutes. • Be aware that road erosion can occur anytime there is running or standing water on a roadway. • Remember it only takes six inches of water to reach the bottoms of most car doors and one foot of water to float most vehicles.