Residents in Dunkirk left in high waters

(Provided Photo/Julian Grace)

JAY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Dunkirk, located in Jay County, has a population just over 2,300. Heavy rains pounded down on the small city leaving some roads and homes flooded.

“It looked like a river, I had five and half inches in the garage it was all the way around the garage,” said Rickey Newsome.

High water signs were posted throughout the city warning drivers to avoid roads that were impassable.

Despite the flooding, residents were reluctant to point fingers at the town’s drainage system. Instead, some believe it was just too much rain all at once, and it had nowhere to go which caused the streets to flood.

“We have to tolerate it. We’ve done all that we can do, it’s up to Mother Nature she’ll take it away,” said resident Don Bantz.

No injuries were reported. However, there were reports that crews asked some residents to leave their homes when the water got too high, but those waters later receded. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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