National Weather Service issues flood warnings for area rivers, creeks

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a flood warning for rivers and creeks in Bartholomew County following heavy rain overnight.

Flood warnings have been issued for the East Fork White River, Haw Creek and Clifty Creek. Flooding along Haw Creek in Bartholomew County will approach levels seen in early May, said Shannon Hinton, director of Bartholomew County Emergency Management.

Flood levels along other streams and creeks locally is expected to be lower than what was experienced in May, she said. The following are advisories as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

— East Fork White River at Seymour, flood warning through Saturday morning, river was at 8 feet and flood stage is 12 feet, minor flooding is forecast with the river continuing to rise to nearly 12.3 feet by Friday morning. At 12 feet, there is significant flooding in farmland and some roads may be affected.

— Haw Creek near Clifford, flood warning until this afternoon, the creek was at 11.9 feet this morning and flood stage is 12 feet. Minor flooding is forecast and the creek is expected to rise to near 12.6 feet by late this morning.

— Clifty Creek at Hartsville, a flood warning until tonight, the creek was at 7.4 feet this morning with flood stage reached at 9 feet. Minor flooding is forecast and the creek is predicted to rise to near 9.4 feet this afternoon.

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