TIPTON, Ind. (WISH) - Tipton Community School Corp. was an island on Friday, after flood waters moved into the Central Indiana community and prompted an emergency declaration.
Tipton Superintendent Kevin Emsweller said the flooding made it necessary to postpone Tipton High School's prom and after-prom activities. A new date for the events hasn't been determined.
The schools are surrounded by water, and in one photo from Indiana State Police, multiple cars in an elementary school parking lot can be seen almost entirely covered by water. Despite the water, Emsweller said authorities have found few problems inside the buildings.
The county made a disaster declaration Friday and issued a travel warning. Throughout the day, emergency crews rescued 27 people who were trapped by flood waters, but no injuries were reported.
An emergency shelter had four people at it as of Friday afternoon. Anyone needing shelter can find it at Ash Street Wesleyan Church in Tipton.
As of 1:30 p.m., the following roads were closed in Tipton County:
- 500 WEST 400 SOUTH 600 SOUTH
- 300 WEST S.R. 28 400 SOUTH
- 500 SOUTH 400 WEST U.S. 31
- 400 WEST S.R. 28 450 SOUTH
- 400 SOUTH 300 WEST 500 WEST
- 300 SOUTH 200 WEST 300 WEST
- 200 SOUTH S.R. 28 200 WEST
- 100 SOUTH 1075 WEST KEMPTON
- 450 SOUTH 50 WEST 100 EAST
- 200 EAST AT 500 SOUTH
- 200 EAST AT 600 SOUTH
- 800 WEST S.R. 28 300 SOUTH
- 400 WEST 100 NORTH 300 NORTH
- 300 WEST 200 NORTH 300 NORTH
- FAIRGROUNDS AT MILLERS MERRY MANOR
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