Northern Jasper County faced threatening floodwaters over the weekend, causing at least two serious levee breaks that endangered nearby homes. The flood alert prompted calls for rescue and volunteers.
Early reports may have exaggerated the potential danger to communities. By Tuesday, the state government became involved, declaring an emergency for 22 Indiana counties.
Several state and county routes were closed due to flooding.
The NWS reported the Kankakee River flooding will be on radar for at least another week.
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