City replenishing sandbags, 311 call center will be open overnight

The City of Fort Wayne is continuing non-stop flood control efforts Friday afternoon.

The 311 Call Center will be open through Saturday morning, city officials announced. Residents with flood questions and concerns should call 311.

Mayor Tom Henry and city officials renewed their call for community volunteers.

Those interested in filling sandbags should report to the City Street Department, 1701 S. Lafayette St., as soon as possible.

Volunteers interested in helping in the field should report the Regional Public Safety Academy at Southtown Centre, behind Menard'€™s and Wal-Mart. Everyone in the field should dress in layers bring and wet-weather gear.

More sandbags were needed as the City continues to replenish existing sandbag dikes. Additional sandbags were being used in the Woodhurst neighborhood Friday. Public Works Director Bob Kennedy said about 15,000 sandbags were ready as of about 2 p.m. Friday with more needed at the ready.

Drivers should be aware of some lane closures, especially in the Junk Ditch area. Clinton Street at Headwaters Park had minor lane restrictions Friday afternoon. All previous road closures remain in effect.

The Emergency Operations Center continues to coordinate flood control efforts in the field as well as monitoring river levels.

The City'€™s four sandbag locations for residents in danger of flooding continue to be available. The Street Department has placed piles of sand and bags at these locations.  The locations are:

Portage Middle School '€“ 3521 Taylor Street
Broadview Florist '€“ 5409 Winchester Road
Taylor University '€“ 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
(parking lot on the south side of Rudisill)
Southwest Conservation Club '€“ 5701 Bluffton Road

Residents with issues or concerns related to flooding may call 311 for assistance.