Heavy overnight rain leads to flood advisories, warnings

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4:00 a.m. Update —

The National Weather Service extends the Flash Flood Warning until 8 a.m.

At 3:51 a.m., NWS radar indicated Flash Flooding across the warned area. Flooding of roads had been reported throughout the warned area, including flooded roads in Tipton and Arcadia.

The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office also indicated flooding of Tipton Park in the vicinity of Cicero Creek.

Doppler Radar indicated a swath of 2.5 inches of rain had fallen since 11 p.m. Locally high amounts of 4 inches were possible.

The area of rainfall should move out of the warned area by 5 a.m. with an additional quarter to half inch falling before the rain ends.

3:24 a.m. Update —

Hamilton County

A caller to Fox59 reported two large trees had fallen in her subdivision near 146th Street and Woodgate Drive in Carmel. It’s not clear what caused the trees to fall.

Tipton County

According to National Weather Service rain gauges, rain forced the Cicero Creek in Tipton up more than 6 feet overnight, to 8.14 feet. 8 feet is “Action Stage” with bank-full levels in the Tipton Area and flooding beginning at a local golf course.

As a reference, the high mark for flooding along Cicero Creek happened in April, 2013 with the river hitting a record 17.01 feet, damaging hundreds of homes.

2:30 a.m. Update — 

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include areas along State Road 19 between Tipton and Arcadia and Cicero.

Additionally, Cicero and Little Cicero Creeks will experience rapid rises in southern Tipton and Northern Hamilton Counties.

Click here for river level information from the National Weather Service.

At 2:30 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for Boone and Hamilton Counties until 4:30 a.m.

Weather Service radar indicated 1.5 to 2 inches of rain had fallen within the warning area with locally higher amounts.

This advisory affects low-lying areas and small streams in the areas of Carmel, Lebanon, Noblesville and Zionsville.

2:15 a.m. Update —

Tipton County

The National Weather Service reported localized street flooding with water “inches deep” in areas of Tipton, Ind. Viewer photos from that area showed water in the roadway, however the exact depth was not known.

Local law enforcement reported several streets flooded but remained passable in the City of Tipton. High water signs were posted near the intersection of US 31 and County Road 450 South, southwest of Tipton.

Hamilton County

High water was reported on 266th Street west of Arcadia. Road restrictions aren’t known.

Hendricks County

Earlier Monday morning, police reported high water near US 36 and County Road 200 West near Danville.

Original Story —

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for North Central Hamilton County and Tipton County until 4 a.m. Monday.

At 12:51 a.m. NWS radar indicated slow-moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area.

Doppler radar estimates that up to 3 inches of rain has fallen since 11:15 p.m. from south of Tipton through Atlanta and Arcadia.

An additional one to one-and-a-half inches is possible through 3 a.m.

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur in areas along State Route 19 from Tipton to Arcadia.

Additionally, the Cicero and Little Cicero creeks will be impacted in Southern Tipton and Northern Hamilton Counties.

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