Indianapolis lies on the border between land that will be flooded after the existing poles melt, and high ground. It has the added burden of the US plans for a carry-on government to be located near Kokomo, which will not welcome the taxpayers straggling up from Indianapolis, looking for food or assistance or shelter. Guns will be turned on those who paid for the burrows at Kokomo, and any who refuse to be turned away amicably gunned down without conscience. As an industrial city, with the crop land between itself and Kokomo a mined and dangerous territory and with the crop land to the south under water, any survivors will find they are have few options but to take to floating along the lapping beaches, looking for a hospitable landing. They will not be alone, as survivors in the great Mississippi valley region will likewise be looking for a landing spot, and survivors in higher ground tired of these approaches likely to be a bristly as the US carry-on government enclaves.