Weather service issues flood warning


The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the East Fork White River in Jackson County.

Flooding caused excessive rainfall of 2 to 3 inches across southern Indiana and is expected to push the river to 16.2 feet by 7 p.m. Friday at Rockford north of Seymour, according to the weather service. The river is expected to stay at about 16 feet through 1 p.m. Sunday before beginning to fall.

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, just over an inch of rain had fallen in the Brownstown according to the high school’s weather station.

At 16 feet, extensive flooding is affecting agricultural lands, and many county and state roads in floodplain areas become impassable. Those roads include State Road 235, east of Medora; State Road 258, east of Cortland; County Road 725N; and possibly State Road 39 south of Tampico.

High water also affects county roads near Vallonia and Shields; Slab Road near Brownstown; County Road 525N near the Seymour wastewater treatment plant; Honeytown Road; and possibly State Road 250 east of Dudleytown and State Road 256 west of Austin.

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