SEPTEMBER 3, 2003
A miserable time in Indiana
With just less than a month to go before the United States GP at Indianapolis, there has been flooding at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, following a miserable summer in Indiana. Record rainfall hit the city on Monday with 7.2 inches of rain recorded in a single day, beating the 108-year-old record, and one man was believed to have been drowned when local rivers burst their banks. Areas of Indianapolis that have never flooded were partially underwater and the mayor Bart Peterson declared a local disaster emergency.
This follows one of the stormiest summers in Indianapolis history with heavy rain and frequent storms throughout July. In early July the town of Kokomo recorded one-day rainfall of 9.75 inches.
The authorities at Indianapolis Motor Speedway say that the weather will not be a problem for the race, but it is fair to say that this is really in the lap of the Gods...
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