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Water Rising, Red Cross Shelters Open In Seymour, Brownstown

Last updated on Monday, June 9, 2008

(UNDATED) - Some of that high water has started to move farther south, heading toward the Ohio River.

National Weather Service Hydrologist Al Shipe says some parts of the state could see flooding that approaches record levels set in 1913.

In Seymour, a rising White River has forced officials in the Southern Indiana city to evacuate several neighborhoods. Seymour's mayor says water has been rising quickly since 6:00am Sunday.

The Jackson County sheriff's department is advising anyone living in a low lying area to make immediate preparations to evacuate their homes.

The Red Cross shelters have been set up at Seymour and Brownstown middle schools.

Flood Tips

The State Department of Health recommends anyone in flooded areas with septic systems or wells that are under floodwater should use bottled water for drinking or cooking.

Officials have issued boil water advisories in Morgan and Shelby counties.

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