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Floodwaters hit central Indiana after overnight rains

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Heavy overnight rains have flooded rivers, streams and streets across central Indiana, driving some people from their homes and prompting school districts to cancel or delay the start of classes.

The flooding prompted Boone County just northwest of Indianapolis to declare a local state of emergency Friday morning and urge residents to stay home and off roadways.

County emergency management agency spokesman Chris Burcham said authorities have helped with numerous vehicle evacuations.

He said Lebanon and Zionsville both have had at least one home evacuation because of high waters that followed overnight storms, which dropped more than 3 inches of rain on some parts of central Indiana.

Although nearly all of that rain has pushed east of the state, most of Indiana remains under a flood watch.