AVON, Ind. (WISH) - Avon residents are being allowed to return to their homes aftera dam breach forced them to evacuate early Tuesday morning.
Jerry Bessler, public information officer for WashingtonTownship Avon Fire Department, reports all but five residents ofIndian Head Lake are being allowed to return to their homes. Thefive who are not being allowed to return will be given permissionto retrieve items from their homes but will be unable to stay intheir homes.
Residents of Riverside Trailer Park are also being allowed toreturn home.
Bessler emphasizes that these residents may be“re-evacuated if they get more rain.”
Forty homes and 16 mobile homes were evacuated earlier Tuesdayafter water gushed out of a dam breach at Indian Head Lake.
Experts tell 24-Hour News 8 that 30% of the earthen dam erodedand washed away down the spillway.
“The major concern here is that this damage couldhappen so fast. The worst speculation would be that bridges U.S. 36or 100 North could be overwhelmed by water,” Besslersaid.
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