Flood Damage Revealed

By Kevin Kitt

Residential streets along the Fairfield Ditch.

April 21, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - When it rains, it pours. That may not always be the situation in Indiana, but with an extremely wet start to April, that expression stands true.

Indiana communities have experienced some of the worst flooding in years due to the excessive amount of rain so far this month. According to the Journal Gazette, homeowners who live near the Fairfield Ditch in Waynedale are facing flood damages more traumatic than they imagined.

"This is the worst it's been here," Machelle Mchaney said. "They said on the Weather Channel we would get 2.75 (inches). If it was 2.75, then you tell me why we flooded with 18 inches out here."

Fort Wayne received over 3 inches of rain near the Fort Wayne International Airport.

Dryer days during the weekend have alleviated the damaging floods. However, the damage revealed is all too surreal.

Meteorologist Jason Meyers reports a steady warm-up of temperatures through early next week. The next chance for rain will move in Tuesday.

For further weather, news, and sports updates, check in to www.incnow.tv.

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet

© Copyright 2015, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.