Flash flooding in Muncie prompts water rescues

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MUNCIE,Ind. — Flash flooding Sunday night dumped an estimated 2.5 to 3 inches in Muncie.

The city of Muncie sent out the following tweet:  “Avoid South Muncie if possible. Severe flooding, power lines down, and trees fallen on homes.  All emergency units responding.”

The Muncie Fire Department was engaged in multiple water rescues, people trapped inside their vehicles stuck in high water.

From Muncie Police dispatch:  Madison underpass is flooded.  People are asked to avoid the area.  It is barricaded.

The Street Department handled about 10 calls for trees in roadways.

Muncie’s south and east side are the hardest hit areas.  There were several reports of houses with water inside.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Mayor Dennis Tyler posted on social media alerting the public that Mansfield Park located on South Eaton Avenue is open for anyone displaced from their home or residence.

Sand and sand bags are available at Muncie Fire Station #2 at Memorial and Hackley.  Residents will need to provide their own shovel to fill the sand bags.