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SW side Kroger closed Saturday after flash flooding

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — UPDATE: The Kroger store remained closed Saturday. An employee tells 24-Hour News 8 that it is expected to reopen Sunday morning.

Extreme flooding on the southwest side of Indianapolis forced dozens of employees and customers to evacuate at a shopping plaza.

It happened Friday night at Marwood Plaza in the 3300 block of Kentucky Avenue.

Firefighters arrived on scene and found the entire plaza covered in several feet of water.

Firefighters from Decatur Township with the help from Wayne Township rescued a handful of employees and customers from the stores.

A couple of cars were also stranded in the parking lot because of the high water.

Some employees at Kroger told 24-Hour News 8 that management cleared everyone from the store after several feet of water came rushing through the entrance.

Wayne Township Fire Captain Mike Pruitt said firefighters were worried about people living behind the plaza. He said five people in total were evacuated from that neighborhood.

He said no one was hurt and no injuries were reported.

A shelter was set up at the American Red Cross, located at 441 E. 10th Street for flooding victims.