GARY, Ind. (AP) — A flood fighting drill scheduled for Friday in Gary has
been canceled: There already was plenty of practice to be had.
The drill was to be held Friday morning near Indiana University Northwest.
The Times of Munster reports campus authorities, the Little Calumet River
Basin Development Commission and the city of Gary were set to participate.
But real-life flooding already was occurring throughout Lake County on
Thursday. The National Weather Service says Gary, Merrillville, Highland
and Dyer each had received more than 1½ inches of rain by 10:15 a.m. CDT.
Sandbagging was occurring along the Little Calumet River, and Indiana
State Police say an exit off the Indiana Toll Road was closed due to high