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Heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac due to hit Clay County

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clay County residents are about to see more rain than they've seen all summer thanks to a little something called Isaac.

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain and strong storms this weekend due to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. The National Weather Service projects up to seven inches of rainfall for western Indiana.

According to Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband, this type of storm brings the possibility of flooding, power outages, damage from falling trees and limbs due to high winds or even a small tornado.

"We have a possibility of strong storms, but I'm pretty sure we'll get heavy rain," Husband said. "We could see some tornados spawn. We'll just have to wait and see."

Husband said the storms and rain will begin late Friday, lasting all day Saturday and into Sunday.

"It depends on how fast it moves," Husband said, who doesn't believe the heavy rains will affect crops.

"As far as crop production, the crops are pretty well done. They are just maturing now. I don't know that this rain will have any effect on the crops."

Husband recommends residents prepare for the storm in the following ways:

* Check your flashlights, lamps or lanterns to make sure they are in proper working condition,

* Make sure you have fuel in your vehicles,

* Pick up any extra supplies that you use every day, and

* Check your medical supplies to make sure you have everything you could need for your family.

"If it becomes this bad, we need to be able to take care of ourselves until power and other utilities can be restored," Husband said.

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holy goop gobblers batman; it looks like gotham city is going to flood again! boy wonder, it looks like we better build a bat dam; to help keep the flood waters out of wayne manor and the bat cave. we'll have to move the bat bikes, bat mobiles, the bat supercomputer and our plethora of sophisticated bat equipment, alfred, aunt harriet, the batman family, and all our bat belongings to higher ground. call batstate flood insurance company and tell them to just go ahead and send their adjuster on his way. get the bat claim started; finish the damage estimates to the bat cave and wayne manor when the flood waters receed and it's over.

all the while the evil catwoman, joker and penguin are running loose creating havoc in gotham city. don't worry boy wonder, the day will come when they are taken into custody by members of the gotham city police department and the justice league.

all joking aside; i honestly have seen more response, work and effort to resolve this situation by our current mayor and planning administrator than any one in the past administrations. thanks brian and stacy for your efforts; they are greatly appreciated.

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Fri, Aug 31, 2012, at 7:17 AM

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