Date of Record: August 31, 2012
Town of Fishers Prepares for Weekend Tropical Storm Isaac Impact
Residents Advised to Take Steps in Preparation for Possible Flooding
FISHERS, Ind. (August 31) - The Town of Fishers is preparing today for possible weekend weather impact from tropical storm Isaac. The storm, which the National Weather Service estimates to bring 4"- 5" of total rainfall, is expected to move into Fishers late Friday afternoon.
"There is a reasonable possibility we will experience severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds in Fishers over the weekend," said Fishers Fire Chief Steve Orusa. "We urge residents to take the necessary preparations to keep their families safe, and stay informed via our website and social media portals."
The town's Department of Public Works has staged barricades and prepared sandbags for possible flooding in areas in floodplain. Town personnel will be on stand-by over the weekend in preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac's possible impact in Fishers.
The Hamilton County Emergency Management agency is offering free sandbags available by visiting 1717 Pleasant Street in Noblesville. Sandbags may be obtained after hours by calling the EMA office at (317) 770-3381.
BePrepared for Floods:
- Make sure your sump pump is working properly.
- Secure large propane tanks if your home is prone to flooding.
- Buy flood insurance to cover the value of your home and contents.
- Move valuables and appliances out of the basement if your home is flood prone.
- Elevate utilities, including main breaker, fuse box, and meters, to protect them from damage. Contact your utility company to learn how.
Flooding can occur at anytime, anywhere, and cause injuries and damage to homes, businesses, and belongings. In Indiana, flash floods can strike with little warning, turning small creeks and drains into raging bodies of water.
If Flooding is Happening or Forecasted:
- Be especially cautious at night, because it's harder to recognize flooding after dark.
- Be aware of your surroundings- Are you in a low-lying area or near a stream that could quickly overrun its banks during heavy rain? For a floodplain map, click here.
- Stay away from flooded ditches and culverts.
- Don't try to walk, drive or swim through floodwaters. Swift water can knock you off your feet or push your car off the roadway.
For more information, please check the http://www.fishers.in.us/ Fishers Ready page or follow the Town of Fishers on twitter @FishersIN. Information will be updated over the weekend.