The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

State News

April 19, 2013

Floodwaters fill parts of central Indiana communities

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INDIANAPOLIS —

"I have seen it about halfway up, maybe three-fourths, but I have never seen it come up to road level like this. This is amazing," said E.J. Haig as he surveyed a road that was completely underwater.

About 40 miles to the east in Elwood, officials ordered residents to boil water as a precaution after the usually shallow Duck Creek swelled into a block-wide river.

Mayor Ron Arnold told WTHR the city has spent millions of dollars dredging, clearing and improving its storm drainage system, but that wasn't enough to help with Thursday's storm.

Joe Scholl was disgusted as he looked at the water.

"I work all my life to get what we got and it just don't seem like we can hang on to it," he said.

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