Organizers for the TASTE of Tippecanoe are preparing for possible rain

The Taste is right around the corner and rain storms are possible. Organizers for the Taste are preparing for what they can in order to be ready.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 5:29 PM
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 6:46 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—This summer has been filled with rain every week. That'll be no different this week, the rain is raising concerns for the TASTE of Tippecanoe this weekend.

Organizers are not only preparing for the event of food, fun and music. They are now also preparing for a possible threat of rain that could shut the event down temporaily. 

"Stay informed, be prepared,” said TASTE organizer Kyra Clark.

That's what organizers for the TASTE are keeping in mind as the threat of possible rain and heavy winds strengthens.

"We have plastic bags if we need to store things in them temporarily,” said Clark. “We have several locations throughout the footprint that we can and that volunteers can go."

Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans says the storm prediction center has our area under a marginal risk of severe weather.

"It would be something that happens quickly where you've got shower and storms around,” said Evans “And then you have this isolated severe storm and you get a random severe thunderstorm warning."

Clark says regardless of the weather, they'll stay on top of it with the help of AMG Alerts. A system they've used for ten years.

"They provide weather alerts with color coded symbols so that people can easily understand them,” said Clark.

Volunteers working the TASTE will also be trained to help those attending with information on weather.

"We have a mandatory volunteer training so that the volunteers can get associated with these different codes,” said Clark.

Junea Jones says rain or shine. This is something great for the community.

"Some people that are bringing people that have never experienced it,” said Jones. “So I think it would be an awesome thing for the community."

Jones says people living in Indiana shouldn't be bothered by the threat of rain.

"I'm not excited about it,” said Jones. “But if I get my poncho then I can still enjoy the food and the drinks."

Sherry Evans says she's already missed the TASTE in the past due to weather. She's hoping not to miss it again.

"If it does rain maybe it won’t last very long and then we can all go and enjoy it,” said Evans. 

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