TIPTON, Ind. (WISH) - Emergency personnel in Tipton requested the assistance from 35 Indiana State Police troopers over the weekend to aid in emergency operations to flooding in the area.
During a 10 hour period, crews evacuated 51 people, three dogs, and a bearded dragon. Evacuations were ordered after homes became flooded by water and residents were in danger of being trapped.
Troopers manned flooded intersections during the peak of the Tipton emergency, and directed citizens to safer routes.
Officers also helped motorists retrieve their vehicles that were disabled after attempting to drive through flooded roadways.
About 130 Indiana National Guard Soldiers are expected to come home Wednesday after nearly a year in Afghanistan.
Shelbyville native Glenn Poehner, 56, was killed in the wreck at State Road 44 and Old Franklin Road.
Three people were shot and a suspect was severely beaten after an attempted armed robbery at a Columbus apartment complex on Tuesday.