Howard County, IN

Flooding Information and Potential Assistance Available!

According to the National Weather Service, all of Indiana is under either flood watch, flood warning, or listed with a hazardous weather outlook. As precipitation is expected to continue to fall through the weekend, we can look at USGS maps to show where rivers and streams are currently flooding and gauge where flow conditions are high. However, these maps don’t tell where the waters are flooding homes and affecting structures.
If you know of towns or townships in your area that are currently experiencing flood conditions please contact myself, Steve Cain, cain@purdue.edu, and Abby Hostetler, alillpop@purdue.edu. Abby and I are working with state officials and voluntary groups to collect information and assess damage and impending needs. The earlier we can receive reports, the earlier assistance can be provided.

Here are resources you can use:

If you, someone you work with, or your office are experiencing flooding – let us know. We are here to help.

Steve Cain and Abby Hostetler

Steve Cain – 765-427-8881

Abby Hostetler – 765-430-0279 (c) 765-494-4390 (w)

You are also asked to share This Link with homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations that sustained uninsured/underinsured damage caused by severe storms and flooding starting on or after February 15 so that a report of the damage can be collected online by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Individuals will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number and type of damage the property sustained. Losses can include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property. Information gathered from citizens will assist county and state agencies in determining the scope of damage.

Map below
In this image of the USGS flood and high flow conditions map, the black dots are the streams and rivers that are currently above flood stage. While this map is included, it is strongly suggested that you go to the USGS website for an updated version.
Water Watch