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Floods Likely as Rain Moves into Area

National Weather Service meteorologists say areas of south-central Indiana should prepare for flooding as storms move into Indiana over the next few days.

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Flooding in Portland, IN earlier this week.

National Weather Service meteorologists say areas of south-central Indiana should prepare for flooding as storms move into Indiana over the next few days.

NWS meteorologist Crystal Pettet says snow melt, in addition to sustained rainfall over the last week, helped produce the flooding that many Indiana cities battled in recent days.

“Right now we’ve got a flood watch in effect for all of central Indiana,” she say, “including the Bloomington area. That starts tomorrow night and goes through Saturday and we’re still trying to get a handle on where exactly the heaviest access of rain will set up, but right now it looks like we could see widespread rainfall of two inches basically across all of central Indiana.”

The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed roads in Daviess, Pike, Greene and Perry counties over the last 72 hours because of low-lying water:

Daviess and Pike Counties
State Road 257 from U.S. Route 50 (Washington) to State Road 56 (Otwell)

Greene County
State Road 157 from U.S. 231/S.R. 67 (Worthington) to U.S. 231/S.R. 54 (Bloomfield)

Perry County
State Road 66 from State Road 62 (Sulphur) to State Road 70 (Derby)
State Road 66 from State Road 70 (Derby) to State Road 166 (Rocky Point)
State Road 66 from State Road 166 (Rocky Point) to State Road 237 (Cannelton)

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