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Gary flood drill canceled because of real thing

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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 1 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 standing water.


Posted 4/18/2013