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Ellettsville Still Soaked After Heavy Rains

Last updated on Monday, December 23, 2013

(ELLETTSVILLE) - A heavy rain fell on Indiana this weekend, dropping more than 5 inches of rain in some places and leaving many with flooded homes and stranded vehicles.

In Ellettsville, a creek already swollen by days of rain erupted into a flash flood. Now, some residents are wondering when, or if, they'll get to go home.

Flooding was particularly bad in the downtown area, which experienced road closures and power outages throughout the night. Residents said the water rose up in an instant before quickly receding, leaving a mess of mud and debris.

Residents seem to agree that this is the worst flooding the area has seen since a June 2008 storm that swamped much of southern Indiana in heavy rains. But this year, the floods came in December - just days before Christmas.

"Right now, we're just assessing the scope of the damage here in Ellettsville," said Tom Triplett, with the Monroe County Red Cross. "We're knocking on every door."

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