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Heavy rains inundate portions of Indiana, leading to Indianapolis water rescues of 15 people


INDIANAPOLIS — Heavy rains have inundated portions of Indiana, leading to flood warnings and the rescue of several people in Indianapolis.

The National Weather Service says nearly 5 inches of rain fell near Plainfield, about 15 miles west of Indianapolis, while Indianapolis set received 4.23 inches, eclipsing a 100-year-old record.

The Wayne Township Fire Department on the west side of Indianapolis reported on Twitter that crews evacuated 15 people and as many as eight pets from one flooded neighborhood. The evacuees were taken to a fire station.

In eastern Indiana, the Jay County Sheriff's Department said all events and rides at the county fair were closed Tuesday evening due to high water.

The weather service posted flash flood warnings for several western and central Indiana counties into Tuesday evening.

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