Clay County residents are urged to stay home unless they absolutely have to travel.
"Unless it is an emergency, people need to stay home," Clay County Emergency Director Bryan Husband told The Brazil Times Saturday. "There are very few roads open for traffic in the county."
The Clay County Emergency Management and Clay County Commissioners have also issued a county State of Emergency.
Mayor Ann Bradshaw has issued a State of Emergency for the City of Brazil.
At around 11:30 a.m., Governor Mitch Daniels issued a State of Emergency for the entire state.
Many city as well as county roads are closed due to high water.
Motorists should not attempt to drive through high water because the roads could be washed out.
Local police and fire officers are being called in to report for duty to work the congested traffic.
Interstate 70 is also closed to small vehicle traffic, although semis are being allowed to travel the road that is covered in high water.
Some traffic is being diverted through the area, but the conditions in Clay County is making emergency response personnel scramble to find alternate routes.
"We're getting traffic from I-70 and there is no place to send them," Husband said.
People who need assistance to evacuate, or have been evacuated, and need a place to stay need to contact Husband at the Clay County Justice Center at 446-2535 Ext. 5 to make arrangements.
The Brazil Times will update this story as details become available.
To view images of the flood levels around Brazil, visit http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1435....