LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Staff is already setting up for the 33rd Taste of Tippecanoe Saturday. Although there’s wet weather ahead, event coordinator Chris June said the forecast shouldn’t keep anyone from having a good time.
“Food, music, fun, fireworks — that’s what people need to concern themselves with. We’ve got everything else with safety,” said June. “We’re going to make sure everyone’s good to go.”
If severe weather becomes a factor, June said his staff has worked with The Tippecanoe Emergency Management Agency to create an emergency plan.
TEMA Deputy Director Martin Webb said they’ll be monitoring the weather throughout the evening.
“We have plans in place to utilize public safety. Folks already working here, with bullhorns and vehicles with PA systems,” said Webb.
There is another way to know if severe weather is a danger to public safety. Attendees can sign up for text alerts through the Taste of Tippecanoe’s website. Those who sign up will get a text message sent to their phone, just in case severe weather strikes when they’re downtown.
Even with the text alert system in place, Webb said its important for anyone who plans to attend the Taste to be prepared for severe weather.
“If people can take that extra step and plan accordingly, that allows them to take care of themselves. And that’s a key part of us being able to our jobs,” said Webb.
June said he’s confident in the plan, and is going to focus on making sure people have a great time during the Taste of Tippecanoe.
“Weather or safety is not an issue. It’s a given with this festival. We want to make sure people are safe, so you can come down and not have to worry about it, ” said June.
To sign up for the Taste of Tippecanoe text alerts, click here.