Video and photo show a flooded Brookside Drive in New Whiteland on Tuesday morning.
The measurement came from the National Weather Service. Variations in the total amount of rainfall so far across the county wasn’t immediately available.
The second storm is releasing a heavy downpour across a large swath of Johnson County, but how much more rain will come isn’t known, she said.
Sichting toured Whiteland early this afternoon, and said extensive flooding had damaged at least several businesses and homes, but a full count wasn’t available because many roads were to flooded to drive through.
The Center Grove area is getting a brief reprieve after several hours of rain, but more storms expected to strike the area later this afternoon are a concern.
“We haven’t seen a lot of receding,” White River Fire Department Chief Jeremy Pell said. “That is what is concerning. We might get another round before the first round recedes.”
One resident had to be evacuated from the El Dorado neighborhood this morning. Another got stuck in high water at the Morgantown Road and Brentridge Parkway intersection and also had to be rescued, Pell said.
Other areas of flooding in the Center Grove area included Olive Branch Road, Mullinix Road, the Bluff Acres neighborhood, Paddock Road, Old Smith Valley Road and Center Grove Estates, Pell said.
One resident who was home at the time of the fire was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. A dog was also rescued from the home. The White River Fire Department assisted in fighting the fire, Tatman said.
The fire damage was mostly contained to the basement of the house, though there was smoke and water damage elsewhere. The property has been turned back over to the homeowner, he said.
Heavy rain and high water is forcing evacuations of homes in the Stone Village neighborhood in the Center Grove area.
The neighborhood is near Stones Crossing Road and State Road 135, and the intersection is covered in water. A home in the El Dorado neighborhood, also in the Center Grove area, has water creeping into the garage. Two homes on Front Street in Whiteland have taken on water.
Residents are being asked to stay off the roads across the county. Nearly every east-west road in the northern part of the county is water-covered.
The Bargersville Fire Department has boats lined up to evacuate residents in a flooded neighborhood near State Road 135 and Stones Crossing Road.
Rising waters have covered the streets and driveways in the Stone Village neighborhood, Bargersville Fire Department Chief Jason Ramey said.
Ramey, who was working the morning of the massive 2008 flood in Johnson County, said the situation Tuesday morning is eerily similar.
Flooding is also beginning to spread into adjacent neighborhoods, and first responders are closely monitoring the situation, Ramey said.
Heavy rains are causing other road closures across the county.
Officials are asking drivers to use caution and be aware of their surroundings.
In Knollwood Farms, off U.S. 31 in Franklin, water was backing up into driveways, Mayor Steve Barnett said. Streets in the subdivision are impassable and cars are stalled in the water, Barnett said.
Other streets and intersections in Franklin that are closed or covered in water include U.S. 31 and Mauxferry Road, U.S. 31 and South Main Street, Knollwood Avenue and Israel Lane, Lochry Road and 14th Street, Adams Drive and Jackson Street, Breckenridge and Madison streets and Eastview Drive and King Street, Franklin Police Deputy Chief Chris Tennell said.
The street department has set up barricades to block the roads on Earlywood Drive from the railroad tracks to Graham Road, on South Main Street, from South Street to U.S. 31, at Schoolhouse Road and Younce Street and on Sloan Drive.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office issued a high water warning Tuesday morning.”We are getting calls of water running across the roadways throughout Johnson County. Keep your eyes open in areas that typically flood,” the advisory said.
County Road 125W at State Road 144 is closed. The road is one that often floods during periods of heavy rain.