American Idol makes weather safety plans for Indy auditions

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INDIANAPOLIS – About 2,000 people are expected to bring their singing voices to American Idol auditions happening on Georgia Street this Thursday. Participants are advised to bring something to keep them dry too.

Storms are forecasted for Thursday and organizers have been going over severe weather safety plans.

FOX 59 found out, if it rains American Idol will pop up some tents and stick it out as long as possible. If severe weather strikes, they will direct participants to shelter and may move auditions into the Omni Hotel. Those arrangements are still being worked out.

The biggest threat is lightning and Indianapolis Homeland Security will make sure the American Idol staff make the right calls at the right time.

“We want them to not wait till they see the lightning, but when they hear the thunder and know that the weather is coming, that they watch the weather and when they see it coming that they take action before it even gets here. To get people in shelter so that no one gets struck by lightning,” explained Director Gary Coons. “We went over their safety plan with them to make sure that they’re prepared for anything that could happen.”

He added that people can take shelter in nearby parking garages or the Convention Center.

You can audition for the final season of American Idol this Thursday from 9 am till 5 pm. Officials will audition the last person in line by 5 pm. For more information on what you should bring with you, click here.

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