Tornado leaves little damage, flooding remains

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — 10:56 P.M.: There will be isolated showers and storms overnight, but nothing severe.

Storms will bring lightning and heavy rain.

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10:36 P.M. UPDATE: There were no reports of major damage after what appeared to be a tornado near the south side of Anderson Thursday afternoon.

24-Hour News 8′s Teresa Mackin found trees down in the area and some traffic lights out.

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8:35 P.M. UPDATE: More areas are reporting high water after Thursday afternoon’s storms.

The Town of Zionsville sent out a tweet saying their fire department reported 875E was closed just north of 300S because of high water.

INDOT sent out a report of high water in Randolph County. State Road 1 between State Road 32 and State Road 28 in the county was closed because of high water.

Drivers should avoid flooded areas and not drive through high water.

Stay with the Forecast 8 Weather Blog and Weather Alerts page for updates on areas impacted by flooding.

6:56 P.M. UPDATE: Officials in Lebanon say road crews are putting up barricades due to high water in the area.

There are reports of flooding are on Noble and Meridian streets.

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6:15 P.M. UPDATE: As storms continued to move through the area on Thursday, reports of high water in Central Indiana counties started to come in.

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Police dispatchers in Hamilton County reported highway crews were out posting high water signs. The following locations were trouble spots:

  • Western part of Hamilton County
  • Western Carmel
  • 131st and Ditch
  • 131st and Spring Mill
  • 136th and Spring Mill

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Officials in Delaware County tweeted that State Road 35 south of bypass was closed due to flooding. The Tipton County Sheriff also took to Twitter, saying many roadways were flooded after the torrential rains. They posted a picture of high water from CR 500 W and SR 28.

Madison County’s EMA Director Todd Harmeson spoke with 24-Hour News 8 after a tornado was confirmed in the county earlier in the day. He said there wasn’t much damage as a result.

“We were very fortunate,” he said.

4:25 P.M. UPDATE: No injuries have been reported after police in Madison County said Thursday afternoon they witnessed a tornado touch down.

Around 3:45 p.m., police said there was a tornado on the ground near State Road 236 between County roads 200 East and 300 East, Madison County EMA officials said. Madison County sheriff’s deputies and Indiana State Police troopers are the ones who saw it.

Police followed the tornado as it moved southeast, leaving Madison County near State Road 38 east of Markleville. Dispatchers in the county say so far in that area, they’ve only found trees down.

4:03 P.M. UPDATE: Police officials in Madison County say a tornado may have touched down near County Road 500 South and State Road 109.

Officers were headed to the area to check on possible damage.

3:49 P.M. UPDATE: Tornado warning for Delaware, Henry and Madison counties until 4:15 p.m.

Storms began popping up Thursday afternoon in Central Indiana.

The main concerns with these storms will be wind and the potential for flooding.

Forecast 8 is following the storms as they pop up. Check the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for continuous updates.

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