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Dealing with Floodwater is Something Lafayette, IN, Residents May Not Expect – Until an Emergency Strikes

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

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As the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Lafayette, Indiana, is situated just 63 miles to the northwest of the state's capital of Indianapolis. This city is also southeast of Chicago by about 105 miles and meshes communities with West Lafayette, home to the famous Purdue University. Together, these two cities make up the core of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lafayette, Indiana. As of the taking of the 2010 U. S. Census, Lafayette had a population of 67,140.

Lafayette, Indiana, Throughout the Years

Going back in time, the original people to inhabit Lafayette was the Quiatenon Indians. The French completed construction on Fort Quiatenon in 1717, which was used for Indians, merchants, and fur trappers. The city of Lafayette was marked in 1825 by a man named William Digby. The town itself was named as a tribute to General Lafayette – a man who fought in the American Revolutionary War as a member of the American army.

Along the Wabash River, there is a well-known shipping center that thrived throughout the early 1800s. When the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal took place in the 1840s, it added a great deal to Lafayette's significance. The railroads' inset reached Lafayette in the mid-1850s that added to prominence, travel, and trade.

In addition to well-known Purdue University, this region is known for industrial activities. Lafayette is home to Wabash National, Eli Lilly and Company, and Alcoa, the Large Engine Division of Caterpillar Ind.

The Areas of Lafayette and West Lafayette are Known for Plenty of Historical Sites and Fun Spots to Make Memories with the Family

Throughout Lafayette and West Lafayette, nine great neighborhoods have spots listed within the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the significant locations for historic architecture include downtown Lafayette and the Ninth Street Historic District. In the middle of downtown, one architectural gem not to miss is the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. There is also the museum set up in the fully restored historical Five Points Fire Station.

There is the Moses Fowler House on South Street if you are interested in English Gothic architectural design. When it comes to the environment and agricultural history, the Prophetstown area includes land dedicated to Native American Heritage preservation. This land features a prairie, an old Indian village, and a lovely old farmstead.

Other significant points of interest in Lafayette include parks, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues such as:

Triple XXX – This is the oldest drive-in located in Indiana, which began operation back in 1929. Triple XXX was named after the house brand of root beer served here, which resides on the menu in addition to some of the best fries and old-fashioned burgers. This drive-in was also once featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri.

The Knickerbocker – The oldest bar in Indiana, the Knickerbocker was opened back in 1835 under the name Cherry Wood Bar. This bar has been known for patrons such as Neil Armstrong, Al Capone, President Grant, and Mark Twain.

Wolf Park – This is a non-profit research and education facility that dedicates time to wolves' conservation. On these 78 acres of land, you will have the ability to learn all about wolf-behavior, different species and take part in groups and unique interpretive programs.

Lafayette, IN, Also Has Quite a Few People from the Region that Took on Some Level of Celebrity Status

What would the world be without people who have shaped the way that we think or enjoy life? Some of the people who came from Lafayette made a name for themselves, including:

Emmett Kelley – Known as one of the greatest clowns ever to perform, Emmett Kelly is famous for his persona "Weary Willie."

Axl Rose – This famous singer and songwriter for the American rock band Guns N' Roses, given the name William Bruce Rose, Jr., was born and raised in Lafayette.

Sydney Pollack – Lafayette was also the hometown of this famous and award-winning actor, director, producer, and public figure. Throughout his career, he took part in producing and directing over 40 films.

Kermit the Frog – This frog, famous for the Muppet Show and a variety of movies, was named after Jim Henson's childhood friend and one of the professors of philosophy from Purdue University.

Astronauts – Not one but two of the 22 astronauts from Lafayette's Purdue University have been on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first astronaut from the region to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan was the most recent.

Storms that Bring Wind and Heavy Rain Call for Flood Damage Restoration by Skilled Technicians – Count on SERVPRO to Assist with Cleanup of Your Lafayette Property

Whether you have water coming from a damaged roof after a storm or floodwater enters the ground level of your home, proper mitigation is crucial. SERVPRO arrives on-site for all flooding events to help Lafayette residents bring their interiors back to preloss condition. With a single phone call, we have crews ready 24/7 to arrive at your door within hours. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning that you have IICRC-certified restoration professionals on the job and able to lessen the impact.

Once we arrive at your home after the call to help with flood damage in Lafayette, we will:

  • Assess all the damage, including the cause and extent
  • Detail all the damage and best practices for restoration solutions
  • Extract all standing floodwater from your interior
  • Commence drying of the structure and all contents, as needed
  • Utilize dehumidifiers and other powerful equipment that help us ensure no hidden moisture is left to cause secondary damage
  • Perform controlled demolition as necessary to replace unsalvageable materials
  • Deodorization and sanitization with EPA-registered anti-microbials to eliminate musty odors and bacteria

SERVPRO of Lafayette has you covered whenever you experience a storm that leaves behind destruction and flood damage. We can dispatch technicians to your property within hours of your call to (765) 420-0077. Once we arrive, we act quickly and guarantee our work to have peace of mind knowing your home gets back to normal, fast.

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