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Indiana flood cleanup continues; blood drive helps victims

Devasting floods in Indiana are forcing victims to go even further to find emergency medical care.

The Columbus Regional Hospital was forced to transfer all of its patients due to flood waters.  Cleanup is also underway in several neighborhoods.

The Lagoons area is surrounded by two man-made ponds.  Nearly every house on the street has water damage.

Local families spent the weekend tossing out everything and attempting to dry out their basements.

Some credit area volunteers with making the cleanup effort easier.  Flood victim Mimi Hageman says, "The churches have been great, the community has been great.  But I don't think the community realized how the Lagoons area was so hard-hit."

Some residents will have to pay for home repairs because their insurance policies will not cover the damage.

FEMA has set up temporary offices in Columbus and several other Indiana communities.

You can help Indiana's flood victims by giving blood Monday.

A blood drive will be held at the Clark County Red Cross building on East 8th Street in Jeffersonville from 1-7 p.m.

Anyone who donates blood Monday will have a chance to win an Indianapolis Colts football signed by Coach Tony Dungy.

The American Red Cross reports a quarter of the local blood supply has gone to victims of the floods.

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