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Residents are coming together to combat the flooding in Vermillion County

Due to heavy rain locally and in northern Indiana, some are now feeling the impact in the Wabash Valley.

Posted: Feb. 22, 2018 5:48 PM
Updated: Feb. 22, 2018 11:15 PM

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Due to heavy rain locally and in northern Indiana, some are now feeling the impact in the Wabash Valley. 

In particular, parts of northern Vermillion County is getting hit hard. 

We told you Wednesday night that certain locations near Eugene had closed roads. At that time the Vermillion County Sheriff told News 10 that County Road 600 North at Eugene Bridge and then northwest of the bridge were closed.

The Sheriff also said Meridian Road and State Road 234 in that area had been closed.

Then Thursday morning, News 10's Kiley Thomas spoke with several residents along the Vermillion River who were being forced out of their homes. 

One homeowner said he stayed up all night watching the water inch closer to his house. Our crew also rode along during a water rescue with an Indiana Conservation Officer who was helping residents get items from their home. 

Officials are saying that flooding hasn't been this bad in Vermillion County in 30 years. 

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Unfortunately, residents are still worrying about the river rising as more flood water makes it way south from northern Indiana. Residents could see more flooding going into the weekend as well. 

Storm Team 10's Brady Harp went back to Eugene Thursday evening and found the water had risen even more. There are some more roads that are now impassible and you can see some outer buildings completely flooded. 

Storm Team 10 will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated as information becomes available. 

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