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Carson Secures Funding for Flood Control in Indianapolis

Jun 26, 2008
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman André Carson disclosed that he requested and secured federal funding for the Indianapolis North Flood Control Damage Reduction Project.  The $5,300,000 in funding for the project was in the House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.  The funding will be used to finish a floodwall in the flood prone area of northern Indianapolis.  

 “Anyone who has been to southern Indiana in the last month can speak to the devastating effects floods can have,” said Congressman Carson. “When I was elected to be Indiana’s Seventh Congressional District representative in Congress, I promised to everything in my power to make the city as safe as possible from floods, tornados, and other natural disasters.  This floodwall will protect our citizens today and for generations to come.”

The Indianapolis North Flood Control Damage Reduction Project is an ongoing project that commenced in 2001.  When complete, it will remove 2,400 homes from encroaching floodplains.  This worthwhile initiative will seek to significantly reduce the probability of flood-related damage to several homes and commercial entities in the Indianapolis area.  

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