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Governor: Downstream Measures Going Well

Last updated on Wednesday, June 11, 2008

(UNDATED) - Governor Mitch Daniels made stops in Worthington, Edwardsport, Vincennes and Hazelton and flew over Elnora, Indiana twice on Tuesday. He says preventative measures downstream from the flooding are going well.

The National Guard is sandbagging around the Edwardsport Duke Energy generating plant. The plant has shut down because of water in the basement but the governor says no power outages are expected.

Daniels says a lot of farm land is underwater at a time when Indiana farmers were on pace for a record growing season. No estimate of the damage to agricultural land is available yet.

The governor says unlike the floods in 2005, the Ohio River is not at flood stage. Previously that prevented the water from flowing further south.

Once financial assistance for individuals becomes available, Governor Daniels says he intends to set up information centers in each hard-hit area. He says the goal is to have a one-stop center for flood victims to apply for various state and federal grants.

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