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Governor Cancels Japan Trip, Oversees Flood Support

Last updated on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

(UNDATED) - About 300 people are still in shelters following weekend flooding, as Indiana keeps a wary eye on the latest rainstorm.

A record 1,200 people were in red cross shelters at one point. Most of those remaining are in Martinsville and Columbus.

The town of Worthington in Greene County is cut off by floodwaters. Department of Homeland Security Director Joe Wainscott says supplies have been airdropped to the town, and he's hopeful a road in and out of Worthington can be reopened soon.

A thousand state and military personnel have been deployed in the hardest hit counties: Vigo, Knox and Daviess.

Governor Daniels is hopeful the sandbags filled in between rainstorms by National Guard troops and Indiana prison inmates will stave off some further damage. But he says it may not be clear till morning.

Two deaths have been blamed on the floods, in Morgan and Bartholomew counties.

Daniels canceled today's scheduled trade visit to Japan to oversee the state's flood response.

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