Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to be aware of the
possibility of strong storms this evening followed by flooding in some
Weather Service is predicting that the storms could contain damaging winds,
lightning, and periods of moderate to heavy rain. The combination of melting
snow, rain, and a deeply frozen ground may cause flooding beginning tonight.
Make sure cell
phones and other electronic devices are fully charged in case of a power
outage. Be ready to take shelter in your home, place of work, or other
location if the need arises, preferably in the lowest level of a building
away from windows and doors.
If you live near
bodies of water (ponds, rivers, streams) monitor local weather and river
forecasts and keep an eye on any waterways along roads near your residence,
as water levels can change rapidly and flooding can begin with little or no
in advance of flooding if you think rising water may cut off your access
routes to and from home.
When driving, never
attempt to cross a flooded road, even if it seems shallow. Water can conceal
dips or flood waters can damage roadways, washing away the entire road
surface and a significant amount of ground.
Do not drive around
barricades at water crossings. They are there to protect the public.
Disregarding warning signs and attempting to cross flooded roads endangers
everyone in the vehicle as well as the first responders who may need to come
to the aid of those who are stranded.
Remember, just a
few inches of moving water is enough to carry away most vehicles including
SUVs and pick-up trucks.
cautious at night when it is harder to recognize high water danger.
information on flooding and severe weather preparation, visit