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Flooding In Greene County Diminishes Quickly After Weekend Rain

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(Tyler Lake, WFIU/WTIU News file photo)

Greene County officials say they don’t expect flooding to be long-term, despite significant rain over the weekend.

The county experienced a flash flood advisory.

Roger Axe is Director of Emergency Management for Greene County.

He says much of the water has already receded.

"Friday, before the rain came, the White River was at very, very low depth," Axe says. "So it had a lot of capacity to carry water away. Number two, the storm didn’t stay and linger in Greene County like they thought it would and it moved out. So we had less water coming down.”

But Axe says flooding up river could pose a problem.

"So the only thing we’ve got to worry about now is what’s going to happen to the water coming down from the north," he says. 

Greene and Owen counties received more than four inches of rain since Saturday. Knox County saw nearly eight inches of rainfall. 

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