Bartholomew County Emergency Management

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High Water/Road Closed UPDATE:We anticipate Southern Crossing and SR 11 in Garden City to remain closed through tonight ...
01/13/2020

High Water/Road Closed UPDATE:

We anticipate Southern Crossing and SR 11 in Garden City to remain closed through tonight or possibly even Tuesday morning.

The East Fork of the White River has crested and is slowly going down but still has a way to go before the water recedes enough for these roads to open.

The highway department is periodically checking the roads and ensuring debris is cleared so that we can open them as soon as possible.

We again urge everyone to not move the barricades or drive around them and through the water. Law enforcement is monitoring and writing citations. You're not only risking your own safety but that of first responders who are called to rescue you.

Sheriff Matt Myers
01/13/2020

Sheriff Matt Myers

Folks, please stop trying to drive through high water. Roads are closed because they are not passable and it would be dangerous to drive through the high water.

01/13/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/13/2020 7:15 a.m. UPDATE:

REMINDER!!!!! DO NOT MOVE BARRICADES AND DRIVE AROUND THEM THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE MONITORING AND ISSUING CITATIONS TO DRIVERS. YOU ARE NOT ONLY PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK BUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS THAT WILL NEED TO RESCUE YOU.

High Water:

Brentwood/Middle

Closed:

SR 11 between SR 46 and 200 S (Garden City)

150 E/Southern Crossing

175 E/Southern Crossing

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

Jonesville Rd between 450S and 550 S

Tellman Rd.

01/13/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/12/2020 9:05 p.m. UPDATE:

REMINDER!!!!! DO NOT MOVE BARRICADES AND DRIVE AROUND THEM THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE MONITORING AND ISSUING CITATIONS TO DRIVERS. YOU ARE NOT ONLY PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK BUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS THAT WILL NEED TO RESCUE YOU.

High Water:

Brentwood/Middle

Closed:

SR 11 between SR 46 and 200 S (Garden City)

150 E/Southern Crossing

175 E/Southern Crossing

S Gladstone in the curves

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

Jonesville Rd between 450S and 550 S

Tellman Rd.

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/12/2020 3:00 p.m. Update:

REMINDER!!!!! DO NOT MOVE BARRICADES AND DRIVE AROUND THEM THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE MONITORING AND ISSUING CITATIONS TO DRIVERS. YOU ARE NOT ONLY PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK BUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS THAT WILL NEED TO RESCUE YOU.

High Water:

Brentwood/Middle

Closed:

150 E/Southern Crossing

175 E/Southern Crossing

S Gladstone in the curves

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

Jonesville Rd between 450S and 550 S

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/12/2020 12:50 p.m. Update:

High Water:


Brentwood/Middle




Closed:


S Gladstone in the curves

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

Jonesville Rd between 450S and 550 S

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/12/2020 11:10 a.m. Update:

High Water:

Brentwood/Middle

800 N west of SR9

EB LANE, JUST E OF 475 E on 450 N

EB lane E and W of 600 E on 450 N




Closed:



Enon Rd between SR9 and 250 N

225 N Between SR9 and Newburn Rd

S Gladstone in the curves

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

Jonesville Rd between 450S and 550 S

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/12/2020 9:50 a.m. Update:

High Water:

S 300 E between National Rd and 100 S

Brentwood/Middle

800 N west of SR9

EB LANE, JUST E OF 475 E on 450 N

EB lane E and W of 600 E on 450 N



Closed:

Enon Rd between SR9 and 250 N

225 N Between SR9 and Newburn Rd

S Gladstone in the curves

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

SR11 between 450 S and 550 S

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/12/2020 7:20 a.m. Update:

High Water:

S 300 E between National Rd and 100 S

Brentwood/Middle

800 N west of SR9

400 W between 850 S and 930 S

EB LANE, JUST E OF 475 E on 450 N

EB lane E and W of 600 E on 450 N

Schnell’s Corner 400 W/200 S

500 S between 250 E and 300 E

W 930 S between 300 W and 400 W


Closed:

580 W between 50 N and W Old Nashville Rd

675 W and 50 N

Enon Rd between SR9 and 250 N

225 N Between SR9 and Newburn Rd

S Gladstone in the curves

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/11/2020 9:00 p.m. Update:

High Water:

S 300 E between National Rd and 100 S

Brentwood/Middle

800 N west of SR9

400 W between 850 S and 930 S

EB LANE, JUST E OF 475 E on 450 N

EB lane E and W of 600 E on 450 N

Schnell’s Corner 400 W/200 S

500 S between 250 E and 300 E




Closed:

County Hwy enroute to close:

580 W between 50 N and W Old Nashville Rd

675 W and 50 N

Enon Rd between SR9 and 250 N

225 N Between SR9 and Newburn Rd

S Gladstone in the curves

Gates on 800 S

400 N between US31 and River Rd.

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/11/2020 8:15 p.m Update:

High Water:

S 300 E between National Rd and 100 S

Brentwood/Middle

800 N west of SR9

400 W between 850 S and 930 S

EB LANE, JUST E OF 475 E on 450 N

EB lane E and W of 600 E on 450 N

Schnell’s Corner 400 W/200 S

500 S between 250 E and 300 E.


Closed:

580 W between 50 N and W Old Nashville Rd

675 W and 50 N

Enon Rd between SR9 and 250 N

225 N Between SR9 and Newburn Rd

S Gladstone in the curves

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
01/12/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Use extra caution if traveling tonight, as many areas still have water on roads. Turn Around, Don't Drown.

01/12/2020

Please note that we will post updates on High Water and Road Closings as we receive them. We do date and time stamp the posts so that you are aware of exactly when the information was posted. We may not always be able to answer messages sent to us in a timely manner. Thank you!

01/11/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/11/2020 3:30 p.m. Update:


High Water:

S 300 E between National Rd and 100 S

Brentwood/Middle

800 N west of SR9

400 W between 850 S and 930 S

EB LANE, JUST E OF 475 E on 450 N

EB lane E and W of 600 E on 450 N

Schnell’s Corner 400 W/200 S


Closed:

County Hwy enroute to close:

580 W between 50 N and W Old Nashville Rd

675 W and 50 N

01/11/2020

High Water Update 1/11/2020 12:25 p.m. Update:

High Water:

S 300 E between National Rd and 100 S

Brentwood/Middle

800 N west of SR9

400 W between 850 S and 930 S

01/11/2020

High Water Update 1/11/2020 11:29 a.m.:

3200 block of Sycamore St is completely flooded. High water at intersection of 17th & Washington also. (Can't turn onto 17th)

800 N west of SR 9

400 W between 850 S and 930 S

Brentwood/Middle

We continue to monitor the weather and river levels for our area.  At this time there is only the one report of high wat...
01/11/2020

We continue to monitor the weather and river levels for our area. At this time there is only the one report of high water that was posted last night. However, use caution if driving as the heavy rainfall can cause water pooling in roadways. Slow down and allow extra time. Be safe and we'll keep you updated on any new information.

01/11/2020

842 AM EST Sat Jan 11 2020

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Monroe County in south central Indiana...
Brown County in south central Indiana...
Bartholomew County in central Indiana...
Martin County in southwestern Indiana...
Southeastern Greene County in southwestern Indiana...
Lawrence County in south central Indiana...
Jackson County in south central Indiana...

* Until 1145 AM EST.

* At 841 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated a band of heavy rain with
embedded thunder extending from near Nashville to Bedford and
moving east. This band will produce a quick half inch to inch of
rain and cause flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour, Bedford, Brownstown, Nashville,
Shoals, Ellettsville, Edinburgh, Mitchell, Loogootee, Hope, Princes
Lakes, Oolitic, Medora, Elizabethtown, Clifford, Jonesville,
Newbern and Smithville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

01/11/2020

High Water 1/10/2020 9:00 p.m.

400 W between 850 S and 930 S

Now is the time to check your batteries and charge your devices.  Be prepared in case you do lose power.
01/11/2020

Now is the time to check your batteries and charge your devices. Be prepared in case you do lose power.

Saturated soil and high winds can cause problems with trees and power lines. The ground is already saturated with widespread 1" to 2" of rain having already fallen. Winds are projected to gust 35-50 mph tonight thru sunrise Saturday.

Latest high-resolution computer model suggests there could be isolated power outages in southern half of Indiana.

Keep in mind, this is just a computer model projection. Power outages could happen outside of the highlighted areas. The main take-away is there could be outages Friday night through Saturday.

Keep your phones charged and make sure the batteries in your flashlight work!

All, below is a message shared by Duke Energy.This is a precautionary note:  We have seen significant rain in the last 2...
01/10/2020
Savings and Information - For Your Home - Duke Energy

All, below is a message shared by Duke Energy.

This is a precautionary note:



We have seen significant rain in the last 24 hours and anticipate more will fall the rest of today and this evening continuing throughout the day Saturday, into the evening hours. In addition to the rain there is also the likelihood for increased wind gusts in excess of 40mph throughout Friday evening and continuing on Saturday. Due to all the rain and winds, the ground is saturated which could lead to entire trees falling over rather than just branches snapping. This could increase the potential for outages throughout our service territory.



If customers experience an outage, they should call us at 1-800-343-3525 to report it. Outages can be tracked on our website, www.duke-energy.com which is updated every 15 minutes. Customers can also sign up for outage notifications on the same website.



Also if there are downed power lines, please do not try to move yourselves, rather call us to report and let our trained professionals address the situation.



Questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.



Be safe and do not travel through flooded roads.

Everything you need to know about energy savings and information regarding energy service for your home from Duke Energy.

01/10/2020

354 PM EST Fri Jan 10 2020

The Flood Warning continues for
The Driftwood River near Edinburgh 2 SW.
* from Saturday morning to Wednesday morning.
* At 3:30 PM Friday the stage was 6.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
to rise to near 14.9 feet by Sunday evening. It will fall below
flood stage by Tuesday evening.
* At 14.9 feet...Extensive flooding along Driftwood River in northern
Bartholomew County on March 7 2011. Double Y Saddle Club area
extensively flooded. Water flowing over CR 950 N to Club. CR 330W
is flooded just south of its intersection with Ohio Ridge Rd. CR
500N west of CR 250W is flooded blocking vehicular access to
residences near the river bank. Lowell Public Access site is
completely flooded. Water very near several residences and
seasonal homes along CR 330W and CR 325W.

01/10/2020

INFORMATION ONLY: These roads are not currently closed or effected by high water. This post is simply a heads up on those roadways that are expected to be impacted over the next few days.

We will post the "Road Closings/High Water" list like we normally due as they are reported to us. Please use this information to plan ahead if you have to travel through Monday and consider a possible alternate route.

These roads are based upon historical data and are expected to be effected by flood water over the next several days. If it is necessary to be out and you typically travel these roads please use caution or find an alternate route. Law Enforcement will be out enforcing the road closed signage and issuing citations to drivers that disregard “Road Closed” signs and drive through.

• Double Y Saddle Club area extensively flooded.
• Water flowing over CR 950 N to Club.
• CR 330W is flooded just south of its intersection with Ohio Ridge Rd.
• CR 500N west of CR 250W is flooded blocking vehicular access to residences near the river bank.
• Portions of Riverside Drive north of US Highway 31 are flooded.
• Indianapolis Road is flooded
• SR 11 between SR 46 and CR 200 S flooded (Garden City area)
• CR 800 S is flooded
• Tellman Camp Rd. is flooded
• Flood begins to go over CR 325 W south of Lowell Rd.
• Mill Race Park flooded as is the area behind West Hill Shopping Center
• State Road 11 between Southern Crossing and CR 550 S is closed.
• Southern Crossing is flooded
• CR 400N to the Columbus Airport
• CR 550 N flooded
• 850 S between 400 W and 525 W
• SR 58 at 700 S flooded

01/10/2020

324 PM EST Fri Jan 10 2020

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of central Indiana, east central Indiana, north
central Indiana, south central Indiana, southwest Indiana, and
west central Indiana, including the following areas, in
central Indiana, Bartholomew, Boone, Clinton, Hamilton,
Hancock, Hendricks, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan,
Shelby, and Tipton. In east central Indiana, Delaware, Henry,
and Randolph. In north central Indiana, Carroll. In south
central Indiana, Brown and Monroe. In southwest Indiana,
Daviess, Greene, Knox, Martin, and Sullivan. In west central
Indiana, Clay, Fountain, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam,
Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warren.

* Through Saturday evening

* Rain, possibly heavy at times, will fall tonight into Saturday.
Total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with locally heavier
amounts are possible.

* The forecast rainfall amounts would cause minor to moderate
flooding of area rivers and streams. Higher rainfall amounts
would lead to isolated major river flooding. In addition, low
lying areas may flood due to the heavy rain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

01/10/2020

313 PM EST Fri Jan 10 2020

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has extended the

* Flood Advisory for...
Monroe County in south central Indiana...
Southern Sullivan County in southwestern Indiana...
Brown County in south central Indiana...
Western Bartholomew County in central Indiana...
Knox County in southwestern Indiana...
Martin County in southwestern Indiana...
Greene County in southwestern Indiana...
Lawrence County in south central Indiana...
Jackson County in south central Indiana...
Daviess County in southwestern Indiana...

* Until 400 AM EST Saturday.

* At 312 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated rain continuing to fall
across south central Indiana this afternoon. Much of the area has
seen 1.5 to 2 inches of rain since Thursday evening...and minor
flooding is ongoing in the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Bloomington, Columbus, Vincennes, Bedford, Washington, Linton,
Brownstown, Bloomfield, Nashville, Shoals, Ellettsville, Edinburgh,
Mitchell, Bicknell, Loogootee, Worthington, Odon, Oolitic, Dugger
and Lyons.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Flood Quick Facts and Preparedness:         Quick facts you should know about flooding:Flooding can be caused by heavy...
01/10/2020
Flood Zones | FEMA.gov

Flood Quick Facts and Preparedness:

Quick facts you should know about flooding:

Flooding can be caused by heavy rain, rapid snow melt, coastal storms, storm surge, waterway overflow, ice jamming, levee overtopping, dam failure, or from wastewater systems.

Flooding has occurred in every U.S. state and territory.
It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to knock you off your feet.

A car can be moved in as little as 2 feet of water.
90% of all U.S. natural disasters declared by the President involve flooding.

Preparedness:

Know your risk: Are you in a flood-prone area? Know your zone: www.fema.gov/flood-zones

You must purchase separate flood insurance for your home. There is a 30 day wait period between when you buy a flood insurance policy and when it goes into effect. Plan ahead!

A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. Time to prepare!

A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring. Time to act!
Never drive into flood waters! Turn around, don’t drown!

The purpose of this page is to define flood zones, a commonly used term in floodplain management.

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