Homes, streets flooded after heavy rain in Muncie

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — The city of Muncie says streets were flooded and residents had to be rescued from homes after heavy rain brought as much as 4 inches of rain Sunday.

The southeast side of the city was the hardest hit, emergency dispatch said.

Captain Greg Wilkins with the Muncie Fire Department said rain and storms in a short amount of time was to blame for the flooding.

“They hammered Delaware County, we got an enormous amount of rain in a very short amount of time,” Wilkins said. “Lots of streets flooded initially and then later the winds I think came at the tail end of that. We have lots of trees and power lines down.”

The Mansfield Park building was opened late Sunday for anyone displaced from their home. Sand and bags are available at fire station No. 2 at Memorial Drive and Hackley Street.

Wilkins said firefighters had to carry people out of their homes.

“A lot of times people won’t walk out of it, so we had some of our guys carry their kids out of the flooded areas and then into some of the local ambulances and from there they went to the shelter.”

The National Weather Service says 3 to 4 inches of rain fell in the city.

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