AVON, Ind. (WISH) - An earthen dam failed just north of Avon because of the highwater Tuesday morning. The flooding was bad enough to force theevacuation of 16 mobile homes but it could have beentragic.
It happened at Indian Head Lake where a wall of water washedover the dam and took 30-percent of the dam with it.
Downstream is a trailer park where the mobile homes wereevacuated at about 7 a.m. Some of the residents returned during thenoon hour to check on their belongings.
Glenn McSchooler kept watching White Lick Creek as he walkedthrough the Riverside North trailer park.
Ducks swim near his home but so far nothing is swimming inside.He said his house is OK, so far.
"If it happens, it happens," shrugged McSchooler.
Dave Frye admitted being nervous as he checked out theneighborhood but he liked what he saw.
For the residents of Riverside North, the relief is easy tocalculate. But residents continue to keep not just one eye on thecreek but also one on the sky.
Tuesday is the second time in three years that the residentsof Riverside North have been evacuated.
There are four other homes between them and the Indian LakeDam. They also survived Tuesday morning's scare unscathed.
Interstate 70 east near Interstate 465 was reopened Tuesday evening after a crash blocked all lanes around 6:30 p.m.
If you're looking for something to do over the next seven days you may want to check out Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
On Tuesday, Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite will promote 23 officers. Three sergeants will be elevated to the rank of lieutenant. Twenty patrol officers will be promoted to the rank of sergeant.