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Flood Waters Claim Three Lives

Last updated on Wednesday, January 9, 2008

(UNDATED) - At least three people have died due to rushing flood waters throughout the state of Indiana.

Flood waters claimed the lives of two children Tuesday after their SUV was swept off the road in Fulton County.

Police say 29-year-old Megihann Leininger was driving with her 5 children when the vehicle stalled and floated into deeper water.

Leininger was able to get three of her children out of the SUV and on to the roof. However, she could not get her other two children out.

The body of a Goodland man was pulled from Carpenter Creek Tuesday afternoon after rushing floodwaters pulled the man under.

The victim is identified as 56-year-old Ronnie Napier Sr. It's unclear whether Napier was in a vehicle or just in the water.

Police have evacuated hundreds of people in White and Carroll counties because of flooding.

They are advising people who live in Monon, Monticello, Blue Water Beach, and Diamond Point to stay away from their homes until the water recedes. There are also reports of flooding along the Indiana toll road.

Rain is the forecast through today, when the area is expecting snow.

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