1 dead after flash flooding in southeastern Indiana

Switzerland County: Death, Damage in Indiana Following Flooding
Published: Sep. 4, 2022 at 10:34 PM EDT
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SWITZERLAND COUNTY, Ind. (WXIX) - One person is dead and many homes and roads are damaged after flash flooding in Southeastern Indiana Saturday night.

“A nightmare,” Switzerland County resident Jeremy Robinson said. “It rained and rained until everything up the creek came down the creek and it’s just unimaginable.”

Along one road, pieces of asphalt have been moved several feet away.

The road runs parallel to a creek that flooded causing divots to form.

Doppler radar estimated that western Switzerland County received anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of rainfall with higher amounts in several towns.

“It [has] never even got to the bottom of the beams on this bridge,” Robinson said. “[W]e’re looking at 30-plus years that I know of.”

For anyone that needs assistance from the floods, Robinson and other residents say they will be stationed at Highway 250 and Bennington Pike where they will be providing food and supplies.

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