Flooding widespread in southwest Indiana

March 19, 2008 7:26:04 AM PDT
Over six inches of rain has fallen in Evansville as of this morning, and the rain's expected to continue through midday. The heavy rain has caused widespread flooding in parts of southwest Indiana, prompting officials to close some roads and schools.

The National Weather Service says many southern Indiana rivers will see major flooding in the next few days.

Vanderburgh County officials declared a local disaster emergency for the county and the city of Evansville. Police urged motorists not to drive around barriers and warned that officers would cite motorists who ignored signs.

Crews rescued a man overnight who was clinging to a tree in the Ohio River after his truck was swept away at a boat ramp. The man was conscious when he was pulled from the water but showed signs of hypothermia.


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