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NWS issues flash flood watch

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The National Weather Service (NWS) based in Indianapolis issued a Flash Flood watch in effect until 5 p.m., for any area from Sullivan and Terre Haute east to North Vernon.

According to the service, another round of thunderstorms with heavy rain is expected to track across west central Indiana into south central Indiana.

Counties under the watch include Clay, Putnam, Vigo, Owen, Morgan, Johnson, Sullivan, Greene, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew and Decatur.

According to the service, a flood warning continues for the following rivers in central and southern Indiana: Big Blue River, East Fork White River, Eel River, Muscatatuck River, Sugar Creek, Wabash River and White River.

The service stated the flood warning will continue for the Eel River at Bowling Green into Thursday morning.

At 10 a.m., Tuesday, the stage was 8.3-feet. Flood stage, according to the service, is 15-feet. Minor flooding is in the forecast.

The service forecasted the river will rise above the flood stage later Tuesday and continue to rise to near 19-feet by Wednesday, before falling below the flood stage.

At 19.1-feet, flood waters covers both lanes of State Road 42, just east of the Eel River.

NWS also issued a safety message, stating motorists should never drive into flood water and keep children away from flooded areas.

NWS is calling for isolated to scattered thunderstorms into Thursday.

For detailed flood information, visit weather.gov/ind.

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