INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Howard County Emergency Management officials are closely watching the Wildcat Creek Wednesday.
Nearly a week after historic flooding in Kokomo , the water had receded but is now rising again after steady rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Last Friday, the creek reached 18.6 feet – the second largest flood since 1913.
At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Emergency Management Director Larry Smith said the creek was at 8.08 feet - nearly two feet below flood stage. It had risen to 8.8 feet by 11:30 a.m. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the creek measured 9.1 feet - 11 inches short of flood stage.
The rising water concerned people nearby who are still in the early stages of cleaning up after last week's flooding.
"I'm not liking that at all," said Jiom Helvig, as he worked to clean up a community center near downtown Kokomo. "But God is in control and He knows what to do I guess."
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Despite the rising levels, Smith said he felt pretty sure it would not flood again.
"I think we'll be okay, I think," said Smith. "But it depends on the weather again and how much flow we get from the north coming down on it."
Police in Tipton County said rural roads had to be closed again Wednesday morning in four locations because of the rain.
The National Weather Service of Indianapolis has issued a flood advisory for a handful of counties until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Counties under the advisory include Clay, Hendricks, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Sullivan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Boone, Vermillion and Vigo.
24-Hour News 8 meteorologists say Indianapolis has received 8.13 inches of rain so far in April making it the third wettest April. The wettest April received 8.60 inches of rain in 1893.
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A travel advisory put in place for Wayne County has been extended.
Concerns from residents could prompt Columbus public safety officials to keep a closer watch on parts of the city.
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