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Record Flooding Displaces Hundreds Of Hoosiers

Last updated on Thursday, April 25, 2013

(UNDATED) - It could be weeks before many central Indiana residents can go back home following record flooding.

An estimated 150 people were displaced from their homes after the Big Cicero Creek spilled over its banks, flooding the south side of Tipton.

Emergency management officials are still trying to determine the extent of the damage caused by up to 5 inches of rain in just a matter of hours last week.

Meanwhile, members of Rock Prairie Church said the outpouring of help is overwhelming. Church members are organizing a relief effort. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, food and clothes are needed.

Vincennes Prepares For Potential Flooding

Indiana's oldest city is preparing for rising waters from the Wabash River.

Flood gates are being installed in Vincennes and sandbags will be placed around the city. Heavy rains that fell last week have pushed the Wabash well over flood stage.

The National Weather Service says the river is projected to crest in Vincenneson Saturday at about 27 feet. That's nearly 12 feet above flood stage.

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