Sandbags available for flooded neighborhoods

March 9, 2011

Hundreds of sandbags are available to Marion County residents facing the threat of neighborhood flooding after recent rain. Residents can pick up bags 24 hours a day at Riverwood Park near Haynes Avenue and Crittendon Avenue, and weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1725 S. West St. City officials are planning to spend millions on capital projects intended to reduce flooding in the future, regrading ditches, repairing culverts and replacing inlets, for example. The Department of Public Works also is encouraging residents to help by keeping storm inlets free of debris.