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Purdue researchers to assess impact of damage from Midwest floods

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers from Purdue University’s Division of Construction Engineering Management and the Purdue Homeland Security Institute are working with local, state and federal agencies to assess the economic, social and psychological impact of this summer’s extensive flooding throughout the Midwest. Through the National Science Foundation project, the researchers will canvass three communities […]

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Specialist: Don’t take chances with tap water during floods

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Just because water looks crystal clear doesn’t mean it is safe to drink. That’s especially true in areas like those in Indiana that are experiencing record flooding, said Jane Frankenberger, a Purdue University Extension water quality specialist. Tap water should be boiled for one minute at a full rolling boil. Homeowners […]

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Specialist: Don’t take chances with tap water during floods

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Just because water looks crystal clear doesn’t mean it is safe to drink. That’s especially true in areas like those in Indiana that are experiencing record flooding, said Jane Frankenberger, a Purdue University Extension water quality specialist. Tap water should be boiled for one minute at a full rolling boil. Homeowners […]

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Keep umbrellas handy; Rain and flooding likely to continue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hoosiers should keep their umbrellas and flashlights handy because the thunderstorms that have marked spring, especially early June, likely will continue until the end of July. Infrared satellite images of southern Indiana show widespread flooding of the White and Wabash rivers. The image on the left was taken on May 28, […]

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Agricultural engineer: Septic tanks vulnerable to flooding

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Every toilet flush and running faucet can place an additional burden on septic systems in homes ravaged by Indiana’s floods, said a Purdue University Extension agricultural engineer. Older septic tanks or those in poor condition might be vulnerable to flooding, which can cause wastewater to back up into the house and […]

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