City: Sandbags available to combat localized flooding

Sandbags are available to residents at Johnny Appleseed Park.
Sandbags are available to residents at Johnny Appleseed Park.(KPLC)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 2:07 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Sandbags are available to any Fort Wayne resident that needs them to help with localized flooding near their home, the City of Fort Wayne said Wednesday.

Residents will need to bring their own shovels to fill the bags with sand, the City said. The sand and bags are available at Johnny Appleseed Park.

The City says while some intersections temporarily experienced flash flooding, the rivers and streams were very low before the rain, and combined with the dry ground, most of the water was absorbed into the ground.

River levels have risen somewhat, the City says, but they aren’t at a level of concern based on rainfall predictions. If the rivers reach a level of concern, the City will active flood patrols to monitor known flooding locations.

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