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IN, OH rivers still rising

Sandbagging continued in some parts of southwestern and central Indiana Sunday, while other communities mopped up.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | January 9, 2005

Sandbagging continued in some parts of southwestern and central Indiana Sunday, while other communities mopped up.

The worst flooding on Saturday was in Greene, Daviess, Knox, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Martin, Lawrence, Orange, Jackson, Washington and Posey counties in southern Indiana, according to regional reports from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The White River was at its highest level since 1913 at Newberry and Bloomfield in Greene County, according to the National Weather Service. The east fork of the White River in southwest Lawrence County was at its highest level since 1937. The White River was forecast to crest in Bedford, Williams and Shoals on Tuesday.

Twenty-seven shelters were open housing more than 1,000 people across Indiana on Sunday. About half of these evacuees were staying in shelters in the Muncie area, where a power outage hit hard in the wake of an ice storm.

Meanwhile, the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia and Kentucky could see flooding this week. Illinois and Missouri could face flood threats, too.


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