SLIDESHOW: Central Indiana cities coping with flooding
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- People along Wildcat Creek in Indiana are cleaning up from last week's flooding.
Kokomo resident Steve Reeves was one of hundreds of people whose home flooded Friday when the creek reached record high levels and spilled over its banks. Reeves says his home's carpet, furniture, and cabinets were all ruined by the flood waters. His home's carpeting remains water-logged and the floorboards beneath it are buckling.
Another Kokomo resident, Jack Taylor, says his house is a total loss. He says some of his home's antique furniture was damaged by Wildcat Creek's floodwaters and he isn't sure whether he'll be able to salvage those pieces.
In Tipton, Ind., north of Indianapolis, four-and-a-half inches of rain fell from Thursday night into Friday morning. Several homes were flooded, along with cars in a school parking lot where parents had parked to chaperone a field trip.
Farther north, in Kokomo, first responders had to use boats to go door-to-door to check on people. City leaders say it's the worst flooding on record there.
Firefighters had to rescue two men whose canoe struck something underwater and overturned in the Wabash River. The 23-year-old and 18-year-old men were found beneath a bridge yesterday.
A levee near the Wabash River in western Indiana failed about 3:00 a.m. today, and flood waters inundated farmland near the town of Praireton. About two dozen homes are isolated.
The images in the above slideshow are all from Tipton and Kokomo.
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