Published On: Fri, May 5th, 2017

River Flood Update Madison County

Flood warning response informationMadison County Emergency Management and Highway Department are currently providing traffic control at several locations throughout the north central part of Madison County due to flood waters across several county roads.

As of 10:00PM, the National Weather Service – Indianapolis has forecast the White River to crest on Friday night at 9:00PM near 13.9′.   Thirteen point 9 feet is nearly 2′ above the original crest.   The rising crest is a concern for residents who live along the White River, and creeks within Madison County.   Residents who live near rivers and creeks should make sure they have multiple routes to evacuate if necessary.

Here is some historical data from the National Weather Service related to flooding along the White River in Anderson, IN.

14 Extensive flooding of all city parks. The lowest areas of Irondale begin to flood. West 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and N Sycamore Streets flood in northern Anderson. Manhole at Athletic Park behind pool begins to overflow. Killbuck Creek overflows into Aqua Gardens/Shadyside Lake closing off walking paths around lakes.
13 Flood waters close Edgewood Park and Grand Avenue between Alexandria Pike and Broadway. If river is rising at this level, the City of Anderson notifies residents along Hazlett Street, near W 1st Street and Madison Avenue, near W 2nd Street and Sycamore Street, and along Riverside Drive to prepare for sandbagging operations and possible evacuations.
12 Flooding of Irondale Park, Madison Avenue Park, Mounds State Park, and low agricultural land begins. Grand Avenue east of Broadway Street Bridge is nearly impassable. City of Anderson closes off Edgewater Park.

It is imperative that motorists heed baracades and high water signs.  Turn Around Don’t Drown.

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