Indiana hit with high winds, flooding during storms


By: Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Flood and flash flood warnings remain across Indiana after storms brought strong winds and rain across the state.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis said early Tuesday that they will survey areas around Lafayette to confirm a possible tornado in that area. Meteorologist Mike Koch (KAWSH‘) say there was wind rotation in the storms around Lafayette. A tornado warning had been issued late Monday for Tippecanoe County.

The storms also caused tens of thousands of electricity outages.

Meanwhile flooding remained a problem. Indiana State Police advised motorists to avoid Interstate 65 in Jackson County because water was moving across the roadway. Boone County officials also reported flooded roads and roads blocked by trees.

Koch says several days of forecast dry weather could help flooding in areas away from rivers.