Flood Damage Revealed

By Kevin Kitt

Residential streets along the Fairfield Ditch.

April 21, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM EDT

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.

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