Flooding threatens Carroll County homes

The difference between this years imminent flood and last years was residents had about two days warning this time around. Full Story
a mother

United States

#1 Mar 10, 2009
Get to safty folks!
brendon shaneyfelt

Mulberry, IN

#2 Mar 11, 2009
oh my whoever moved back on that river was not smart one bit no no no
newkirksouth

United States

#3 Mar 11, 2009
This is criminal...what is NIPSCO doing...trying to force resident to sell? Two days before the rain, they could have dropped the level of Freeman and Shaffer to take some of the risk from homes below the dam. Not to mention all that presure on the dam...who is in charge...why did Daniels visit last year if nothing has changed. I live in south bend an I knew what to do in this case...why didn't the NIPSCO office in Plymouth (god nows why they are in charge) take action last early last week?
Barb

United States

#4 Mar 11, 2009
All you loyal river-rats, GOOD LUCK! But please get to safety
Katie

Kentland, IN

#5 Mar 11, 2009
If the county is telling you to leave your home...just do it. Don't put others in danger by making them rescue you when the water comes up quicker than what you anticipate. Think of others, not just yourself.
rllf

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Why should our 911 personnel have to be responsible to risk their lives unneccessarily when you have been told to leave your home due to the high water and the danger that it brings. I do understand not wanting to leave your home, and the fear of uncertainity that it brings....however, why should your stuborness be the cause of someone else having to put their lives in harms way to rescue you when the water begins to quickly rise and you need help to get out. That makes me so frustrated.... Please consider others and the consequences of your actions.
Jerry

Fort Wayne, IN

#7 Mar 11, 2009
NIPSCO needs to be held RESPONCIBLE for all These homes being flooded.I have no degree in letting water out of a Dam but I think I would have started a bit sooner,but lets not forget about all those homes on the Lake.Poor ol river rats suffer sorry
Pancakes

AOL

#8 Mar 11, 2009
People who live on rivers, such as those in Ravenswood in Indy, for years built their homes on high "stilts" and went through many a flood. People foolish eough to build on rivers at the bottom of dams, no less,today either should do the very same, or leave, It's too expensive every year to have to get rescue teams and other civil personnel involved in your lifestyle choice of living in a repeating flood zone, AKA flood plain. When you start involving others in your detrimental lifestyle choice, you're acting irresponsible and costing everyone MONEY and endangering LIVES, your own and rescue personnel. Quit blaming NIPSCO for your choice of where to live. They answer to a majority interest downstream, not just to "river rat" homes.
EricS

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Mar 12, 2009
Are those of you who are trying to place the blame on NIPSCO complete idiots, or just spoiled brats who think that everything in life should be handed to them? The NIPSCO dams are NOT rated or certified for flood control, period. That is NOT their purpose or function.

Every year the rivier floods. Every year people whine and cry about NIPSCO and the dams. And every year, those same "poor flooded out people" move back into their water logged homes. Here's a tip: If your house floods on a regular basis, you need to move. You cannot and will never be able to beat mother nature, she will always win in the end.

So next year, when your house AGAIN gets flooded, instead of trying to blame NIPSCO, try blaming the real source of your problems. The idiot looking at you in the mirror.
newkirksouth

United States

#10 Mar 12, 2009
I really appreciate all the anger out there about this issue. But the Dams are rated as Flood control. That's why they were built...before million dollar homes and thie boats and docks became the focus not flood waters.

We have property that above all but negligent control of the waters that reliesed from upstream. When the Corp. controled water flows no one worried. Now that a computer or worse, an electrical company, runs the show, everyone suffers.

We do not live their year round, that doesn't make since on a flood plane. NIPSCO is to blaim. If there are no man made dams then no problem but guess what...there are two dams and they where build for flood control and somebody has lost the file on how to do it! I hope they can find it soon!

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