A spokesman for the mayor's office says the tent that has been erected on the city's west side is illegal.
Safety experts say newer homes are often better anchored than older ones and some places that may not initially come to mind can offer good shelter.
Bloomington's Interfaith Shelter says it does not have enough space for the number of homeless people seeking its services Saturday nights.
The Genesis House says it is closely because of a lack of volunteers and resources.
The executive director of Martha's House in Bloomington is retiring.
An emergency shelter is now open at the First United Methodist Church in Bloomington.
Emergency Management personnel are monitoring and providing sand bags and shelters to people who need help.
Many homes in Martin County are flooded, while residents of Orange County are coping well with the high waters.
This week is National Safe Place Week and the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County is commemorating the Safe Place Program.
Due to extensive power outages across south-central Indiana, the Red Cross has opened several emergency relief shelters.