Flooding persists in portions of Elkhart County

NOW: Flooding persists in portions of Elkhart County

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl brought heavy rain to Michiana Wednesday, with some reporting more than seven inches of rain in about 24 hours. 

Multiple roads were closed for a time Wednesday due to flooding, with many yards and fields flooded as well. 

Our crew observed multiple vehicles go through the floodwaters Wednesday afternoon on County Road 46 in southern Elkhart County. 

It wasn't just SUVs and trucks, however. We even observed a horse and buggy slowly traverse the floodwaters.

Remember, if you encounter flooding, "Turn Around, Don't Drown." Even if you have a larger vehicle, you don't know how deep the water is or how structurally sound the road underneath the floodwaters is. 

We also witnessed numerous people playing in the floodwaters. This is also extremely dangerous. First, floodwater is very dirty and could contain bacteria, chemicals, or even raw sewage. Also, there could be insects, snakes, or even debris/sharp objects in the floodwater that you're not able to see. 

Dry weather should help floodwater recede across Michiana through the end of the week. 

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