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Updated: Friday, 07 Sep 2012, 5:07 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 07 Sep 2012, 5:07 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It’s one of the busiest weekends, and the threat of severe weather is looming over events planned for Friday night.
Events like Oktoberfest are relying on law enforcement to help relay weather messages and evacuate if necessary.
The threat is putting a damper on all of Greek Fest's plans.
“It takes a year to really put this together. We start to debrief after the festival is done and we start to make improvements for the year ahead,” says Dean Antonopoulos President of Holy Trinity Parish.
This year volunteers with the Holy Trinity Parish are busy setting up for the first day, but in the back of everyone's mind is the threat of severe weather.
“We were a little discouraged quite frankly but this morning things really looked discouraging because it looked like the most severe weather was going to happen near our open,” says Antonopoulos.
While volunteers prepare for the opening, those in charge are keeping their severe weather policy nearby. A policy was put in place after the State Fair stage collapse.
“As a result of the State Fair we knew this potential could happen to us too so we knew we had to be prepared for it,” explains Antonopoulos.
Organizers say if mother nature decides to crash their party they will evacuate if needed, but they hope she has other plans.
Broad Ripple High School moved up their play time from 7 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. because of the weather. Also XFEST was moved from Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State park to Klipsch Music Center, also in preparation for the threat of severe weather.