Mississinewa River levels:
Grant County Emergency Management Local Information Board

Travel Advisory Level: Normal

Fireworks in Indiana: Usage “Whens” and “Wheres”

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana law specifies the times and places Hoosiers can use fireworks.
State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson offers the following reminders to help foster safe and legal fireworks use.

When Fireworks Can Be Used On and Around July 4
· 9 a.m. until two hours after sunset June 29 through July 3.
· 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4.
· 9 a.m. until two hours after sunset July 5 through July 9.

Where Fireworks Can Be Used
· On the user’s property.
· On the property of someone who has given permission.
· At a special fireworks discharge location approved by local authorities.
· Using fireworks at any location other than the three listed above could result in a maximum fine of $500 per infraction.
· Even if location regulations are followed, damaging someone else’s property with fireworks could result in a fine of $5,000 and one year imprisonment. Civil suits could result in additional penalties.

For more information on firework safety, visit GetPrepared.in.gov.

Please make sure your All Hazard Radios (and smoke detectors) have fresh batteries and you have updated/opened your Nixle text messaging account


Go to www.nixle.com to get your weather and hazard warnings through Grant County Emergency Management, Grant County Sheriff Dept. and Marion Police Dept.
Warnings are available through text messaging and email


State Creates Free County Travel Status Mobile App

In addition to weather, the app will also include notifications with regard to flooding, hazardous materials spills and other events that could affect travel.

The Indiana Travel Advisory app is available to download for:

iPhone in the App Store, and

Android in the Google Play Store.

Features include:
Ability for users to set alerts for any county or counties they choose, up to every county in the state. When the travel status in a selected county is changed, the user will receive an alert notification.
Weather conditions for each county. Tapping on a county will display the temperature and an icon with the current conditions.
Contact information for county emergency management agencies, which are responsible for the status updates.