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Recuperating Central Indiana worries about rain forecasts

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Much of central Indiana received two to five inches of rain
  • More rain predicted for Tuesday night
  • Mandated and voluntary evacuations occurred Tuesday

(CNN) -- Central Indiana watched Tuesday's floods recede during a dry break but remained concerned about rains coming in Tuesday night, Emily Norcross, Indiana State Emergency Management Agency's public information officer, told CNN.

Much of central Indiana received two to five inches of rain between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said in an advisory report for Indiana. The weather service issued flood warnings for seven rivers, and predicted that flooding in some areas will be the highest since June 2008.

A mandated evacuation due to a control release of water from a dam forced residents from 30 mobile homes and 20 houses in Hendricks County Tuesday, Norcross said. Water from the dam, near the city of Avon, was released to relieve the pressure built up from increased levels due to extra rain fall, Norcross said.

Voluntary evacuations occurred in Clinton County, containing the city Edna Mills, and residents later were able to return to their homes, Norcross said.

Norcross said damages in the area would be access when floodwaters had receded further.