INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - UPDATE: 11:21 p.m.: Some flood warnings will expire Friday night, but others are in effect until Saturday morning.
UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: Multiple counties have issued travel restrictions because of flooded roads. Hundreds of people have been rescued from their homes.
Tipton County declared a state of emergency because of flooding. In Kokomo, the American Red Cross has moved a shelter to Memorial Gym in order to accommodate more people. Boone County had declared a disaster, but the declaration was lifted at 3:30 p.m.
Officials have been monitoring the Wildcat Creek and say the water is 18.34 feet above the creek's base. This is the highest recorded gauge since it was installed in 1950. Officials say more than 100 people were rescued from their homes by the Kokomo Fire Department.
Multiple counties issued travel restrictions as a result of the flooding. As of 4 p.m., Tipton County was under a travel warning, Putnam and Boone counties were under a travel watch and Howard and Grant counties were under a travel advisory. For all travel alerts and what they mean, click here.
In Boone County, several County Roads are closed. Many main roads in Zionsville are also closed due to high water. According to a release from the Boone County Sheriff's Office, all Lebanon City offices are closed Friday due to the weather.
A number of families in Zionsville evacuated their homes due to Friday's flooding.
Click here for a list of reported road closures in Indiana.
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Additionally, Boone County officials have declared a state of emergency and warning travel status. Therefore, residents are urged to refrain from traveling and work with officers' emergency measures.
Two shelters have been set up for Boone County residents due to flooding.
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There are also many road closures in Clinton, Grant, Hendricks and Howard counties.
INDOT tweeted Friday night that all lanes of State Road 75 between State Road 236 and US 136 north of Jamestown in Hendricks County are closed.
Hamilton County authorities say a Travel Watch will remain until midnight. High water remains on many roads, especially in northern areas of the county.
Sandbags are available in a fill-your-own service by contacting Hamilton County EMA at 317-770-3381. Follow the directions to contact Deputy Director Carl Erikson to arrange for sandbags, authorities say.
Residents can report flooding damage online by clicking here.
There are road closures in Hamilton County as of 1 p.m.:
- 146th Street and Springmill Road
- 146th Street and Towne Road
- 156th Street between Joliet Road and Little Eagle Creek Avenue
- 186th Street and Deshane Avenue
- 186th Street and Promise Road
- 193rd Street and Springmill Road
- 206th Street and Durbin Road
- 216th Street and Cammack Road
- 221st Street east of SR 19
- 226th Street and Anthony Road
- 236th Street and Anthony Road
- 241st Street and Anthony Road
- 241st Street between Fall Road and Overdorf Road
- 246th Street between Ray Parker Road and Cornell Road
- 256th Street between Brehm Road and Ray Parker Road
- 256th Street between Cornell Road and Ray Parker Road
- 256th Street between Henry Gunn Road and SR 37
- 266th Street between Cornell Road and Henry Gunn Road
- 266th Street between SR 19 and Startsman Road
- 276th Street between US 31 and Arthur Baker Road
- 276th Street between US 31 and Salem Road
- Anthony Road between 246th Street and 256th Street
- Anthony Road between 266th Street and 281st Street
- Crooked Creek Road between SR 37 and 281st Street
- Duck Creek Avenue 271st Street and SR 37
- Edith Avenue between Boulder Drive and Cumberland Road
- Fall Road between 234th Street and 246th Street
- Mt. Pleasant Road between 246th Street and 266th Street
- Mule Barn Road between SR 32 and 186th Street
- Ray Parker Road between 246th Street and 256th Street
- River Road north of 146th Street
- River Road between 160th Street and Noblesville City limits
- Riverwood Avenue and 211th Street
- Riverwood Drive and Tippecanoe Drive
- SR 213 between 246th Street and 256th Street
- Hague – 32 to Lakeview
- State Road 19 at Forest Park
- Millcreek – 32 to 38
- State Road 38 at Hague
- State Road 38 & Oakmont
- State Road 38 at River Road
- River Road – South of Westbrook Village Trailer Park
- Allisonville Road – Westminster to Carbon
Madison County officials are asking locals to use caution when traveling. SR-13 north of SR-28 in Elwood and SR-13 between N C Street and N D Street were closed as of 1:45 p.m.Crews have been busy with a water rescue on SR 37 between CR 800N and 900N.
The flooding in the area disconnected a propane tank from a house, causing a leak that prompted a state highway to be shut down.
In Grant County, SR-9 between CR-950S and CR-1050 and SR-26 between SR-9 and I-69 were both closed as of 1:45 p.m.
"Drivers should be very careful about entering areas where the roads appear to be or are flooded, these areas could possibly be dangerous," Sheriff Ron Richardson says.
In Howard County, SR-19 was closed between SR-26 and CR-300S, and in Tipton County, SR-28 was closed between US 31 and SR-19.
Putnam County officials have been busy with several water rescues. Walnut Creek and Mill Creek are flooded out. Cass County officials have also been extremely busy with water rescues after vehicle got stuck in high water.
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Additionally, the City of Elwood has been placed on a local state of emergency by the mayor. All residents are asked to evacuate their homes in the areas affected by the flooding. There is significant flooding in the Northeast section of the city.
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Furthermore, all citizens are on a boil water alert. Citizens are urged to boil water before drinking or cooking
THURSDAY NIGHT CONDITIONS:
A number of counties throughout Central Indiana have had to close main roadways due to high water and flooding.
Howard County dispatchers say there is high water throughout the county. In fact, there is so much flooding, the county highway department has run out of high water signs.
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Hendricks County dispatchers say there is high water on Dan Jones Road, south of Township Line Road.Also, sections of 250 South in Plainfield have very high water levels.
Boone County officials also say many roads in the area are flooded. The 7000 block of US 421 and the 8000 block of SR 32 has very high water at this time. Please use caution when traveling in this area.
Hamilton County officials has several reports of high water along 106th Street near Hague Road and near Greentree. The area near 96th and Allisonville Road is also very flooded. Hamilton County Dispatchers say they are closing down Grassy Branch Road between SR 32 and SR 38 due to high water and floating logs.
Clinton County has high water in many areas, especially in the Frankfort area.
SR 26 at 930 East, SR 28,29 and 7000 South are very dangerous at this time. Locals are urged to use caution and avoid these areas.
A winter storm warning is in effect for most of Central Indiana.
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Dispatchers with Indiana State Police say a vehicle left the roadway Thursday night off of Interstate 69.