Heavy rain prompts flash flood alerts for several central Indiana counties

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (June 19, 2015) - With all the rain this week hitting central Indiana, some counties saw heavy floods.

All over Boone County, flooding presented major problems in the form of high streams flooding yards and driveways.

Anthony Road in Hamilton County was completely flooded out for hours Friday morning presenting plenty of problems for drivers.

“We always get a lot of water over here but not this much, this is unusual,” said one man.

“When you start looking at some of the communities along the river itself, talking at this level, 12-14 foot, some of those homes that are along the river will see water in their basements, up to their front door, things like that,” said Carl Erickson, director of Hamilton County Emergency Management.

Emergency management officials for the county hoped rain would hold off. Communities like Riverwood just north of Noblesville were already sitting under several feet of flood water.

If you live in Hamilton County and are concerned with flood water, Hamilton County Emergency Management will be distributing sand bags to residents from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the county’s sand distribution center, 1717 Pleasant Street in Noblesville.

Check the alerts in your counties at IndyWeatherAuthority.com. Click the red banner at the top and select your county.

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