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Indiana officials warn about potential flooding this week

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is warning people with property in flood prone areas to remain alert to daily weather conditions in the coming days.

The National Weather Service says heavy rainfall is possible Tuesday afternoon and night in Indiana and combined with melting snow could lead to flooding in low lying areas and along streams and creeks. The weather service says the rain could also cause ice jams.

Homeland Security officials say homeowners should consider clearing nearby storm drains, saying it could help water move away from properties, lessening the potential for flooding in urban areas. They also recommend having a disaster kit ready if evacuation is necessary.