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Responders Build 'Wall' in Flood Drill

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A Hammond/Highland flood prep drill that had Kennedy Avenue shut down near the Borman for a few hours overnight this week. The exercise using concrete blocks and sandbags to build a 'wall' in just a couple hours on Kennedy Avenue as if floodwaters were rising was held in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers to make sure Region responders, public works and safety officials, are ready to act quickly in the event of a major flood. Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission Executive Director Dan Repay says there's a flood drill coming up in  Gary April 19th, near Harrison, just west of Broadway, near where the Little Cal runs through there.  That exercise will be held in conjunction with Indiana University Northwest. The exercises follow the devastating floods that hit Lake County in September 2008.  To hear our interview with Dan Repay, visit On Demand here at our website.
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