If you haven't heard, Regions Bank downtown took a hit in the recent storms. It's bad enough that streets have been closed off to prevent falling debris from killing people. For the curious, someone has posted photos from inside the damaged Regions Bank building on the Hups Hoopty website.
Warning - the photos are amazingly huge and may take a bit to download. Also, don't ask me what "Hups Hoopty" is or means. It's definitely an energetic local online community, that's for sure.
At the moment, it seems pretty pointless to write a post about some happy fluffy family food fest or some local politcal measure that reminds us just how much the fat-cats don't care about the people who elected them. Instead, I'll just post a few links in case anyone feels like checking them out.
Today is the Spring Equinox (a.k.a. the first day of spring). Since December 22nd, our days have been getting longer; longer to a point that for today, we will enjoy a full 12 hours of sunlight. Regardless of what that rat in Punxsutawney, PA says, Spring is here. Get out and enjoy it!
Following up on Steph Mineart's post, I had the opportunity to survey the flood damage on the North side yesterday (1/15). From my personal, non-scientific observations, it looks like this flood is worse than the Labor Day flood of 2003. So much for a 100-year flood; how about a 2-year flood?
Continue reading "Diluvian Damage"
As another 1.5 inches of rain fell on Indianapolis yesterday, neighborhoods like Frog Hollow (I love that name!) and Ravenswood, which were already battling flood waters are hit hard again. The city closed 12 streets, mainly in these neighborhoods and along Fall Creek and in a neighborhood on the southside near Troy and Harding streets which are flooded and impassable. The river is expected to crest this afternoon. UPDATE: Emergency crews are evacuating people from 78th and Keystone area due to the White River flooding. 16 people were rescued by boat from their homes. The attached photo show the level of water in that area. Emergency personnel also evacuated people from the Ravenswood areas.
Continue reading "Rain, rain, go the hell away"
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