FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Forecasters expect up to three inches of new rain, just as northern Indiana was starting to dry out from weekend rains and flooding. Northeast Indiana had moderate flooding with scores of rural and urban roadways closed for much of the weekend. But those streets and were opened by Monday as the area began to dry out under warm spring conditions.
In southwest Indiana on Tuesday, crews have opened flood barriers along the beleaguered Wabash River near Vincennes. Officials there are also placing sandbags as the river is expect to rise to nearly 12 feet above flood stage. Just one day before, residents near Terre Haute, up the river, were packing sandbags as levees were straining to contain the swollen river.
Two people drowned as their vehicles were swept away in a flooded creek near Arcadia about 35 miles north of Indianapolis.
Meanwhile, two people were pulled from the Wabash near Lafayette after their canoe capsized. Gov. Mike Pence spent much of the day Sunday meeting with victims and surveying the flooding by helicopter. He's expected to seek Federal Emergency Management assistance.
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