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Highest Flood Levels Since May 2009 Ruptures Dam

A dam failure on the Indian Head Dam on the Whitelick Creek near Avon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings.

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Photo: cindy47452 (flickr)

Flooding of the White River just outside of Tunnelton, Indiana (file photo from March 1, 2007).

The highest flood levels since late May 2009 will crest the White and Wabash Rivers by Thursday. Flooding may continue along portions of the Wabash until the middle of July if not longer.

A dam failure on the Indian Head Dam on the Whitelick Creek near Avon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for central Hendricks county until 3 PM Tuesday. People near Whitelick Creek are being asked to evacuate immediately.

Flood waters from the dam failure are moving to Morgan county where law enforcement officials reported flash flooding in Mooresville. A flash flood warning remains in effect for Morgan county until 3 PM as well.

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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