Flash Flooding In Huntington

By Maureen Mespell
By John W. Davis

May 23, 2011 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 5:28 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Flash flooding occurred in Huntington after a severe storm made its way through Monday evening.

The Huntington Emergency Management Agency spotted a funnel cloud in Mount Etna Monday evening.

However, it will not be designated as tornado, until it has been confirmed by the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, Indiana's NewsCenter witnessed at least a dozen roads that were flooded in Huntington County.

In some areas, the water was so deep, crews brought sandbags to protect buildings.

For most areas hit Monday night in Huntington County it was the second time, they have experienced flash floods in less than two weeks.

In a small town like Bippus, Indiana, the post office is a very important place.

Residents made weekly, sometimes daily stops there.

On May 14, they also experienced flash floods but opened the next day for business.

"Oh this is the last time. It's not gonna happen again. (laughs) It's just a lot of rain, I just think it is. I don't think it's gonna happen again. It's almost summer, so it's gonna be dry," said Bippus Postmaster Tina Crago.

Emergency Management Officials told Indiana's NewsCenter no major damage occurred in Huntington County.

Only floods and a few toppled trees due to high winds.




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