Officials Warn of High Water Levels


Severe Weather Preparedness Week officially begins tomorrow, and officials are already warning of possible flooding issues this weekend.

With rainfall in parts of the state, yesterday, rivers, creeks, streams and low-lying areas could experience flooding. The addition of snow melt will increase changes of flooding.

No watches or warnings have been enacted in our area at this time.

As spring and the potential for unstable weather nears, Indiana Department of Homeland Security urges you to be ready in case severe weather occurs. Be cautious around high water. Flooding conditions can develop very quickly, especially in areas with poor drainage.

Never attempt to cross a flooded road, even if it seems shallow. Flood waters can damage roadways, washing away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground. Just two feet of water can carry away most vehicles, including SUVs and pick-up trucks.