ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - An emergency disaster declaration issued in Boone County Friday morning was canceled by 3:30 p.m.
Zionsville was one of the hardest hit areas. Flooding reached historic levels. And a number of families had to be evacuated from their homes.
The Sloan Family fled their Zionsville trailer park home on the advice of local firefighters.
"They said it's not mandatory for you to leave but we might not be able to come and get you if you get trapped," said Tim Sloan.
Along with the flood evacuations, area roads were closed, government offices were shut down and schools canceled classes.
"We've lived in this area for 40 years and I don't ever remember school being closed for a flood day," said resident Janel Isaacs.
The flooding in Lions Park was so bad, people wanted to see it for themselves and snap a picture.
"I've worked over here in Zionsville for over 20 years and I've not seen it this bad," said Jay Bowman of Lebanon.
A team from the US Geological Survey was also in town. They came to collect data from Eagle Creek.
"It's definitely one of the highest of all time in Zionsville," said Paul Baker who works for the USGS.
The survey crew used floating device called an acoustic Doppler current profiler to collect data from Eagle Creek.
The data is used to figure out how much water is flowing in a river or creek.
Normal numbers for Eagle Creek in Zionsville would be around a couple hundred feet per second. But data collected Friday morning showed the water was flowing at about 15,000 cubic feet per second.
The water is receding. It is unknown how long it will take for Lions Park to open back up to the public. Friday night was supposed to be opening night for the Zionsville Little League.
Hoosiers saw unbearably cold temperatures Thursday morning.
Mintonye Elementary School may be ready to open in August, but Southwestern Middle School won't be ready. That's the preliminary assessment Superintendent Scott Hanback told the Tippecanoe School Corporation school board Wednesday evening.
State police and the Indiana Department of Transportation say public safety is being endangered by metal scrappers.