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Floods in Indiana, USA

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Indiana, USA
Date of Charter Activation:
10/06/2008
Charter Requestor:
USGS
Project Management:

Description of the event

Severe storms flooded central Indiana, threatening dams, inundating highways and forcing the Coast Guard to rescue residents from swamped homes. To the northwest, Chicago-area residents ran for cover as tornadoes touched down throughout the region. An emergency was declared in 10 counties as the Coast Guard was called in from the Great lakes to help with flooding that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.