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Storm causes flash flooding

Sunday, May 8, 2011

As another heavy storm hit the Wabash Valley Saturday, creating flash flooding, Clay County was spared from extensive damage.

Dispatchers at the Clay County Sheriff's and Brazil City Police Departments said they received no reports of damage caused by the storm, while the Brazil City Fire Department added there were minor issues on the west side of Brazil due to flooding, particularly in the Chicago Street area, but no roads needed to be closed or barricaded.

Officials added while flooding did occur with more than an inch of rain falling in less than an hour, the waters subsided quickly.

Clay County Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband said he also saw no damage as he traveled through the county Sunday morning, although officials were on heightened alert due to tornado warnings.

"We kept track of prolonged shelf clouds in the Coalmont area, which are a big indicator for the possibility of tornados forming," Husband told The Brazil Times. "Fortunately, nothing came of it and there are no other issues that I am aware of."

According to the National Weather Service, there is a slight chance of thunderstorms for tonight into Tuesday morning, then again Wednesday night, with a 50-percent chance of thunderstorms Thursday.


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On or about 7 may 2011, at approximately 2100 hours. i tried to report flooding and further damage to our home and property; to the brazil city police department. they informed me that they were too busy to take an incident report. maybe they were too busy taking a young female stranded motorist home to reelsville, again. i called 911 and the clay county sherriff's department said they had no one to take a report. phone records can be obtained; to verify that these calls were made. neither department told me to call back or showed any real concern; nor did they take any real information.

Incident reports are sometimes needed for insurance purposes; same as accident reports. these incident reports can also be used to support claims in federal civil actions. we have a right and a privilage to file these reports; and we also have a right to receive a copy of these reports. that the deprivation of these two rights and priviliges, is a clear violation of 18 usc section 242(deprivation of rights under the color of law); a federal criminal statute.

This is not the first time that the brazil city police department has refused to file an incident report; over the flooding and the damage it has caused to my home and personal property. You would think that a properly run city police department would want this information to coordinate future plans with other seperate departments; to provide better public safety.

By the refusal to take an incident report over damage being caused to my home and property; sends a clear message. (1) brazil city doesn't want a paper trail that can be followed. (2) a deliberate act of deprivation of rights; due to the fact that someone speaks out against them.

the Bible says as Christians; we should try to address and resolve our problems and issues in a Godly and Christian manner. if any one would like to discuss this with me in person, feel free to contact me. mark bedwell, 304 s. franklin st., brazil, 812-691-6176. thank you and have a good day.

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Mon, May 9, 2011, at 5:44 AM


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