Indiana County to Install Flood Warning Sirens with Help from Indian Tribe

September 4, 2008

Carroll County, Indiana has obtained a grant to install flood warning sirens along the Tippecanoe River, thanks to the help of an American Indian tribe that applied to the federal government for the grant.

County Emergency Management Director Dave McDowell says the nearly $100,000 grant will allow the county to place three emergency sirens along the river from the Oakdale Dam to the Carrol-Tippecanoe County line by early next year.

During flooding in February, sheriff’s deputies drove up and down roads along the river using sirens and announcements to urge residents to evacuate.

Carroll County Sheriff Tony Burns says the Eel River Tribe of Indiana applied for the grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after tribal officials approached the county offering to help.

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