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Overnight Kennedy Closure for Flood Drill

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Overnight tonight, a Hammond/Highland flood prep drill ... in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers... to make sure Region responders, including public works and safety officials, are ready to act quickly in the event of a major flood. Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission Executive Director Dan Repay says closures beginning at 10:30 tonight (Wednesday March 20) will include all lanes of Kennedy Avenue at the river, north and southbound, along with the ramps from the Borman Expressway to southbound Kennedy Avenue. Repay says they anticipate the closures should last no longer than 3am Thursday (March 21). Repay says participants will use concrete blocks and sandbags to basically construct a 'wall' in just a couple hours on Kennedy Avenue as if floodwaters were rising. The exercise follows the devastating floods that hit Lake County in September 2008.
Hear our interview with Dan Repay here online at On Demand.
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