The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

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April 19, 2013

Floodwaters fill parts of central Indiana communities

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INDIANAPOLIS —

"With little kids and the elderly, it's hard for them to get out even the when the water's not that high. There's also a lot of people there who are handicapped and use scooters," he said.

In Zionsville, a picturesque Indianapolis suburb with historic buildings set amid rolling wooded hills, Police Capt. Doug Gauthier said flooding along Eagle Creek had forced the evacuation of between 25 and 30 residents from about 15 houses in a new subdivision and in a low-lying section downtown. He said motorists had been rescued from about five cars.

"This is the worst we've seen probably in 50 years," Gauthier said at an emergency operations center set up in the town hall. The Journal Gazette reported some people had to be rescued from their homes in Fort Wayne.

Boone, Tipton and Howard counties declared local states of emergency. State police warned motorists to stay off the roads in Tipton County, especially in the area in and immediately south of Tipton — about 40 miles north of Indianapolis — because most roads are closed. Police say authorities used boats to evacuate people, and school officials in Tipton canceled the high school prom.

Red Cross volunteer Robert Wesseler said about 20 people had taken refuge at Zionsville Christian Church. Tim and Bonnie Sloan left the shelter Friday morning to survey the flooding at their home, the only wood-frame one in the downtown mobile home park where they live.

Tim Sloan, 48, said the lower part of the mobile home park was under about 4 feet of water and that police officers knocked on their door early Friday.

"I wondered, 'Who's banging on my door at three o'clock in the morning,' " he said.

Residents in Lebanon, 25 miles northwest of Indianapolis, told WTHR-TV it was the worst flooding they've seen since the 1950s, with water from Prairie Creek filling many basements.

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