Flooding continues across central and southern Indiana and is likely to do so for a while. An additional 1-3 inches of rain will fall today into tonight, forecasts the National Weather Service, "causing flooding to worsen and new flooding to develop. ... with the ground being saturated and heavy rainfall expected... major flooding is likely."
We have "really high water," a Clay County dispatcher said this morning.
Water is standing on most county roads, causing a problem for motorists and for emergency personnel.
Overnight, a woman and two 15-month-old babies were stranded on C.R. 200E, south of S.R. 46. Water on the roadway was deeper than she anticipated and the car stalled, becoming partially submerged.
It took emergency personnel two hours to rescue the flood victims.
Early this morning, a resident called the Clay County Sheriff's Department, saying that Airport Road was flooded and what could the county do about it?
The highway department was notified so personnel could post the road as flooded and dangerous.
The flood warning for Clay and nearby counties continues through 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The affected area includes Clay, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Vermillion, Henry, Hancock, Marion, Hendricks, Rush, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Owen, Decatur, Bar-tholomew, Brown, Monroe, Sullivan, Jennings, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Knox, Martin and Daviess counties.
The National Weather Service warns, "Flooding kills more people than any other weather hazard. Do not drive through flooded roadways and stay away from creeks and streams."