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Flooding continues in much of central and southern Indiana

Flooding has taken over parts of central and southern Indiana. 

In the area between Seymour and Columbus, the story is still water, water, everywhere.  It all started on Saturday when rain came in torrents.

As much as 11 inches came down in some areas, including some that had never flooded before.  That led many residents to make a run for it.

Two shelters opened Sunday in Columbus, as at one point as many as 800 people were in them.  That number dwindled on Monday to about a hundred, as people found shelter with relatives or friends.  Others went back home as some flood waters went down and they could reach their homes again.

Even though fewer people were using the shelters on Monday, the Red Cross is keeping them open.  That's because another one to three inches of rain is expected.  With streams still swollen, more flash flooding could be possible. 

President Bush has declared much of central and southern Indiana a disaster area.  So far, the Red Cross has been so busy finding shelter for people that it has not had time to get into case management -- that is, assessing the needs of individuals and families who are not able to return home just yet.

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