3 years after floods, worries, waiting continue

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Indiana communities devastated by flooding three years ago are taking steps to prevent catastrophic recurrences, but many worry that the measures aren't enough.

Columbus Regional Hospital is beginning construction of a $4.7 million flood wall around its campus. Cummins spokesman Mark Land tells The Republic the engine maker plans to spend about $10 million to build a flood wall around the most vulnerable parts of its plant. Cummins also will implement flood-prevention measures at its Tech Center, child care center and medical center.

But efforts to prevent future flooding along Haw Creek in Bartholomew County have been slow to materialize, and officials say addressing the flood-prone waterway's issues could cost millions.

The only action taken on Haw Creek has been the installation of two stream gauges.

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