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Widespread Flooding In Switzerland, Gallatin Counties

Posted On July 08, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

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Markland Pike was one of many roads in Switzerland County submerged by flash flooding Monday evening. Photo by Bonnie Carrigan.

A culvert cannot contain flash flood waters on Markland Pike in Switzerland County. Photo by Bonnie Carrigan

A culvert cannot contain flash flood waters on Markland Pike in Switzerland County.
Photo by Bonnie Carrigan

(East Enterprise, Ind.) – Some roads were flooded while others were washed out in parts of the tri-state Monday night.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland, and Gallatin counties, where two to four inches of rain came down. There was one report to the National Weather Service that four vehicles washed away from a residence northeast of Vevay. Another report said that five boats were damaged and three were set adrift by high winds at Smuggler’s Cove Marina in Glencoe.

About a dozen roads across Switzerland County were closed due to flash flooding, including State Road 56 at Markland and State Road 250 near Bennington.

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East Enterprise resident Bonnie Carrigan told Eagle 99.3 that a neighbor recorded more than five inches of rain. The scene of a flooded Markland Pike Road in front of her home may support that claim.

The threat of rain and severe weather is not over yet. The weather service says a chance of thunderstorms remains until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. The day’s high temperature is expected to reach close to 82, with the possibility of stormy weather persisting into the evening hours.