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April 1st, 2024- The Terre Haute Police Department Share How You Can Prepare for the Eclipse.

With the Total Eclipse fast approaching, the Terre Haute Police Department is encouraging members of the community to prepare for the anticipated influx of visitors to our city. The weekend, culminating in the Eclipse on Monday, April 8th, 2024, will host numerous events and activities across Terre Haute.

With an expected increase in visitors to our city, THPD will have additional officers stationed throughout Terre Haute to assist with crowd management, traffic control, and emergency response. The department has been working closely with other local agencies, businesses, and organizations to coordinate efforts and enhance public safety measures.
As excitement builds for this rare event, THPD advises citizens to plan ahead and make necessary preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. To help residents prepare, THPD recommends the following tips:

1. Plan Ahead: Familiarize yourself with event schedules, road closures, and alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

2. Be Patient: Expect increased crowds and longer wait times at popular attractions and viewing locations. Practice patience and allow extra time for travel.

3. Stay Informed: Stay updated on local news and announcements regarding Eclipse-related events, safety guidelines, and emergency protocols.

4. Ensure Safety: Use certified solar eclipse glasses or viewers to safely observe the Eclipse. Avoid looking directly at the sun without proper eye protection. Don't forget to protect your cellphones and other cameras too.

5. Be Mindful of Surroundings: Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas. Report any suspicious activities or concerns to law enforcement.

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March 27th, 2024- Mayor Brandon dives into what you can expect on the day of the Eclipse

"Terre Haute is ready to welcome people from around the world to view this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. Terre Haute is poised to expect 35,000-50,000 people beginning the weekend before April 8th. The Eclipse coincides with the opening of our new casino. Both these events will draw large crowds. This influx of people will benefit our community's local economy and bring new customers to our local businesses and restaurants. The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Terre Haute have broadcasted this information to local businesses to allow them to plan for staffing and operational activities.

At solar events such as these, the majority of visitors who arrive by car, leave shortly after the eclipse causing a temporary traffic jam. At times traffic will likely be painful. We have been proactively coordinating and collaborating with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Troopers, city employees, and other organizations to prepare for public safety concerns. We anticipate slow but safe traveling. I recommend local residents take back streets as opposed to major throughways if they need to travel and give themselves ample time to get from point A to point B.

Please remember to be safe when viewing the eclipse and use appropriate eyewear.

Let's embrace the visitors in Terre Haute and show them why we're Terradise!"

-Mayor Brandon Sakbun

March 6th, 2024- Prepare for the Eclipse on April 8th

As the date for the highly anticipated eclipse approaches, the City of Terre Haute urges residents and visitors to prioritize safety and preparedness. With the expected influx of people to our community, it is essential to plan and take necessary precautions.


TIMES: Partial Eclipse will begin at 01:48 p.m., Total Eclipse between 3:04 p.m. and 3:07 p.m. and partial will end at 04:21 p.m.

PATIENCE IS KEY: Expect increased traffic and delays during the extended eclipse weekend.  Plan your travels accordingly and allow extra time to reach your destination.

SAFETY FIRST: Remember to wear safety glasses when viewing the eclipse to protect your eyes from harmful rays.  Ensure that children and pets are also equipped with proper eye protection.

BE PREPARED: Stock up on essentials such as food, water, and gas ahead of time to avoid potential shortages.  Stay informed about weather conditions and emergency protocols, i.e.… local news outlets and official social media sites such as Terre Haute Police Facebook

The Terre Haute Police Department, while working with other law enforcement agencies, local entities, and emergency management teams, has been diligently working to ensure our community is prepared for any situation that may arise.  We have coordinated efforts to enhance our readiness and response capabilities, focusing on the safety and well being of our residents.