Heavy Rain Floods Indiana Homes and Roads

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Emergency crews are rescuing residents from swamped homes in southern Indiana after storms dumped nearly 10 inches of rain on the region.

A Johnson County dispatcher says numerous roads are flooded and at least two rural bridges have failed. A state of emergency was declared Saturday.

County Commissioner Tom Kite says water has reached the first floor of Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.

The National Weather Service has issued flash-flood warnings in 15 counties and says record flooding is possible.

Authorities are also cleaning up in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, where thunderstorms and strong wind tore down trees and power lines Friday night. Crews were busy restoring power while survey teams checked reports of funnel clouds and tornadoes.

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