ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - Viewers used Report!t to send us these photos of flooded county roads following heavy rains in the Fort Wayne area.
The National Weather Service's campaign, Turn Around, Don't Drown (TADD) , urges people to turn around when they see flooded roadways. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control reports that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water.
For more information and resources, check out the National Weather Service's site on TADD.
Over Saturday and Sunday, Allen County received 1.69 inches of rain. Allen County saw 1.14 inches of rain on Sunday, which was a record high.
Blackford County received the most rain in our area and saw 3.22 inches of rain over the weekend.
The following is a list of closed roads that were closed due to flooding:
- Paulding Road between the State Line and Morgan
- South County Line between Winchester and Morton Road
- Marion Center Road
- State Road 101 between Highway 33 and Highway 224
- Stone Road between 38 th Street and Monroe Pike
- Lincoln Street between Old Kokomo Road and 54 th Street
- 825 E and 825 S
- 1125 South between 950 E and Wheeling Pike
- 250 W and North State Road 18
- State Road 1 at County Road 150 S
- 50 East between 800 N and 900 N
- 50 West between 800 N and 900 N
- New Cordon Road between 700 E and 750 E
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