Normally I’d have photos and/or video of the flooding that’s going on in Highland, Hammond, Munster and other local areas. I’ve been taking on water into my basement and crawlspace so I’ve been unable to go out to get this news for you. Taking care of things at home, so I’ve been somewhat in the dark here.
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Here’s what I know.
Sunday, September 13, 2008: 9:25pm
The levee at Kennedy Ave has broken
80/94 is closed from Calumet Ave to Cline Ave
North/south travel on most primary and main roads is shut down including: Calumet Ave, Indianapolis Blvd, Kennedy Ave and Cline Ave.
North of 1-94 to the River
North of Broadmoor from Calumet to Greenwood
Calumet to Jackson north of School Street, north of River Drive
From Beech to Hawthorne north of Fairway
White Oak to Hawthorne; North of Fairway
SUGGESTED EVACUATION area is North of Broadmoor from Calumet to Manor, north of Ridgeway from Beech to Calumet.
MAP: Munster’s evacuation laid out on a map the town has provided.
Indiana Department of Transportation traffic cams of northwest Indiana interstates: http://pws.indot.org/pws/nw
For additional information please tune into 1230 AM to listen to WJOB. You can find out information about school closings, road closures and additional information that I’m helping to provide to you by way of them as well.
Click this photo for more photos of the flooding that were taken in the afternoon of September 14, 2008 along Kennedy Avenue on the Highland and Hammond border at the 80/94 interstate ramps.