Indianapolis is getting its own hovercraft. For emergency situations other vehicles cannot handle, Marion County is getting a hovercraft.

The county expects to be better equipped for dangerous incidents with the new hovercraft.

“It adds a capability that we currently do not have. Not only to the Indianapolis Fire Department but to Central Indiana,” said Chief [Jim] Greeson.

Naturally, people want to know what the hovercraft costs. Emergency Management says it costs $57,000. No, it doesn’t come from property tax money, although you paid on the federal level. A Homeland Security grant covers the cost of the hovercraft.

Indy has a hovercraft. Charlotte does not. Need we say more? Perhaps.