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Indianapolis DPW monitoring weather conditions through Monday morning

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 19:02:56-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Public works crews in Indianapolis will monitor possible severe storms and strong wind gusts through Monday morning.

Indianapolis Department of Public Works stormwater, forestry, traffic technicians, and rapid response teams will monitor the conditions and address any issues, according to a press release from Indianapolis DPW. The crews are considered essential under the stay-at-home executive order.

Crews will also be removing anything blocking storm drains and other critical stormwater infrastructure, according to the release.

The following tips for residents from the Office of Public Health and Safety were included in the release:

  • Pay attention to weather reports, warnings of thunderstorms, and alerts that conditions could lead to a tornado. Be ready to change plans, if necessary.
  • If a tornado warning is issued, find shelter immediately. Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls. If driving, do not stop under an overpass or bridge. A low, flat location is safer.
  • When thunder roars, go indoors. A sturdy building is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm.
  • If boating or swimming, get to land and find a sturdy, grounded shelter or vehicle immediately.
  • Avoid flooded roadways – turn around, don’t drown! Just six inches of fast-moving water can be hazardous.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and trees and report them immediately. Report fallen power lines to IPL at 317-261-8111.
  • Anyone in need of non-emergency assistance or shelter can call at 2-1-1.

Residents can report high water on streets or fallen debris to the Mayor's Action Center at 317-327-4622 or online.