Widespread flooding has been a problem for many areas of the state Friday following rainfall of two to more than five inches Thursday night. Numerous roads are closed because of high water and dozens of schools were closed or delayed. Kokomo-Center Township Schools report closing two hours early today.
A flood warning remains in effect for much of Indiana until further notice as rivers and streams continue to rise. Flood levels in the Lafayette area is expected to be the highest since June of 1958. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis say this is the largest widespread flood event in two years for south central Indiana.
Owen and Greene Counties have also experienced flooding. The Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced State Road 43 from State Road 54 in Cincinnati to State Road 48 in Whitehall will be closed until waters recede.
Emergency Management directors say they are keeping an eye on rivers as they will likely rise as water from the northern parts of the state flow south.