The rain is finally over but many Indianapolis-area residents are still cleaning up the mess. The reason? Five inches of rain along with a couple inches of melting snow on top of a cold/hard ground. With so much water all at once and not enough places to go, we saw road closures from overflowing streams and rivers as well as many flooded basements.
In fact, the flood advisories continue through this evening and you could still see some road closures for tomorrow morning’s commute. Here’s a link to check flood levels in your area.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has reported the following rain totals for the weekend (Dec 21-22):
6.75″ SE of Vincennes in Knox County
5.91″ Marion County – 11 miles ESE of Indpls
5.29″ Bloomington (Official)
5.20″ 5 miles south of Bloomington in Monroe County
5.12″ Rural Morgan County, 6 miles east of Mooresville
4.71″ Bloomington SE side
4.01″ Muncie (Official)
3.78″ Beech Grove
3.56″ NW of Richmond in Wayne County
3.43″ Indy NWS (Official)
3.23″ Indy NE Side
3.26″ Straughn, Henry County
3.00″ Alexandria, in Madison County
2.98″ Brooklyn, in Morgan County
2.91″ Terre Haute (Official)
1.85″ Lafayette (Official)
The biggest issue that we obviously encounter is water on the interior of homes, specifically flooding in basements. The most effective way to limit the damage is to react quickly. We are a 24/7 full service, complete interior and exterior restoration company. If you have questions about water in your home, need a free inspection on your current water damage, or need emergency response, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We also do waterproofing and prevention to help make sure that the next rain doesn’t bring damage to your home.
Looks like we may get a few snow flurries tonight or tomorrow to top off all of this precipitation we’ve received the past couple of days. But unfortunately it doesn’t look like enough to be a white Christmas. Drive safely!