Many of Indiana’s rivers are reaching crest levels not seen since July 1979. National Weather Service forecasters say flood warnings remain in effect for 18 rivers including Eagle Creek, East Fork White, Muscatatuck, Wabash and White rivers.
They caution significant flooding will develop along the Muscatatuck, White and East Fork White rivers in southern Indiana by the weekend.
The storms that passed through Monday added insult to injury. Many parts of the state had already received between 5 and 12 inches of rain, just in the last week. Monday's storms dumped as much as 6 inches of rainfall on these already wet areas.
Forecasters caution motorists not to drive into flood water and be alert to changing river conditions over the next few days.