With the threat of heavy rain and flooding this weekend, dozens of Hoosiers lined up for free sandbags Friday.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works distributed more than 8,700 bags at its facility at 1725 S. West St. over several hours Friday.
Every family was allowed 25 sandbags apiece, and cars were lined up around the block.
"Twenty-five free bags of sand will help out, hopefully, with the flooding of the basement," said Kim Thomas, who's dealt with flooding in the past.
With weather forecasts suggesting several inches of rain in some places as remnants of Hurricane Isaac push into the state overnight, homeowners aren't taking any chances.
"It's for my house, actually, because the back of it kind of floods a little bit when we get a lot of rain, so I need to get a row of sandbags back there," Daniel Kostic said.
The sandbags will be available through 2:30 p.m. DPW may extend the deadline, depending on the need.
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