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Flooding in your Area
Anderson, IN – Mayor Thomas Broderick, Jr. has announced today that due to the large amount of rain and the potential flooding of white river, precaution needs to be taken by citizens to ensure their safety. Mayor Broderick has directed that certain streets and waterways be closed to the public until the water recedes.
The mayor is requesting that no one in the Anderson area swim or boat in the White River until the river recedes to lower levels. Mayor Broderick would also like to acknowledge that the Anderson fire department, with assistance from the Anderson Police Department, was involved in two water rescues.
Fire Chief Dave Cravens gave a statement on the rescuing of an 18-year-old girl Kayaking and two adults swept into the river; “It was definitely a team effort. Everyone worked together for public safety. Efforts of both the fire and police department played a big role in saving these people’s lives.”
Cravens advises that the citizens of Anderson abide by the following safety tips regarding the river.
1. When swimming in the White River, be sure to not swim in no swimming aloud zones.
2. Make sure to have a proper flotation device near.
3. Keep a close eye on children.
4. Never walk, play or climb on slippery rocks or logs near river.
5. Never swim upstream.
6. Knowing CPR can be very helpful in an emergency.
7. Check conditions of the river before getting in.
The mayor is also advising that Edgewater Park and Shadyside Park near the waterway are closed to activity. The Shady Side Lake area from south of Bobber’s to Grand Avenue is also off-limits to swimmers and water recreation. The city has also closed down Grand Avenue.
The mayor has also directed that individuals stay off the trail system in the areas near water, which are also in potential flood areas.