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Watch: Flooding – Indiana Hit Hard

27 Jul 2015, 2:26 pm

IAfloodAfter wave after wave of thunderstorm activity over portions of central Indiana came through in June, then through in July, the state has now it’s wettest month on record for July. Streams remained swollen and above their banks, yards were water-logged and looked more like swamps, and homes had flood water invade their interior spaces.

From the beginning of June, until yesterday (July 26th), Indianapolis saw 21.49″ of rain, which was a record. Back in 1875, that same period of time saw 20.89″

Numerous rivers, such as the ones that run through Indianapolis (Fall Creek, White River, Eagle Creek) were well above flood stage earlier on this month, but are all down to normal levels. Major flooding was reported though in the East Fork White River near Seymour two weeks ago, at 19.53 feet (major flood stage is 19.0 feet) but it is now in moderate flood stage at 18.63 feet and forecasted to continue to recede.

Probably 18" deep in the street at the drain.

Posted by Dave Oplinger on Sunday, July 26, 2015

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Addison Green
(Post image and video by: Facebook, Dave Oplinger)

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