Sandbags: Knightstown, Middletown, New Castle

Henry County has received a significant amount of rain recently and is expecting more. We are seeing some low area water accumulations but have had no reports of flooding involving structures. Most roadways are passable but a few have minor flows of water crossing them. Several areas have significant puddling which could cause driving hazards. Be vigilant and slow down especially at night. Never drive through significant water flows.

Flood water safety tips can be found at: https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/seasonal/driving-through-flood-water and https://www.progressive.com/vehicle-resources/flood-safety/ and other locations.

Empty sandbags have been provided to the communities of Middletown, Knightstown and New Castle, residents needing sandbags should contact their community. Persons in other areas should contact the Henry County highway department for empty sandbags. Most communities will allow local residents to fill the bags from the resources on hand, sand bags are heavy, you should plan for proper transportation once filled.

A complete contact list with phone numbers can be found on page 4 of the attached 2017 flood fight document

NOTE: Most government agencies are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm. The Henry County highway department is operating on their summer schedule and is not open on Fridays.

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