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Free Sandbags Available for Residents of LaPorte Co

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Due to the high risk of flooded areas across La Porte County, below are locations where sandbags are available free of charge while supplies last:
- La Porte County Highway Department - 1805 5th St., La Porte
Have pallets of sandbags near office door
-La Porte (City) Street Department - 1206 L St., La Porte
After business hours, contact the following cell phone numbers:
(219) 608-5768
(219) 809-7725
-Michigan City Central Services - 1801 Kentucky St., Michigan City
Also, please adhere to these safety tips with high water:
Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check for firmness of the ground in front of you and also for depth of water.
Do not drive into flooded areas. If flood waters rise around your car, abandoned the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be swept away quickly.
Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams, rivers or creeks, particularly during threatening conditions.
If your home or business breaker/ fuse boxes, furnaces, water heaters, and/or other utilities have been exposed to water, stay clear of them as they will pose a threat of shock or electrocution.
With the dangers that high water/ flooding causes, as in all emergency situations, contact 911 when you are in need of police, fire and/ or medical help.


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