Falls Park, county roads closed during severe weekend flooding


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Pendleton - Parts of Falls Park and several county roads were closed to traffic during the weekend after South Madison County received about three inches of rain within 24 hours.

County officials, including police, fire and Madison County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), were on hand Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22, as reports of severe flooding came in around the Times-Post coverage area.

“Even though it was a historic flood, it sounds like we made it through,” EMA official Todd Harmeson said. “We’ve very lucky that no one was hurt.”

Harmeson said while some cars became submerged and a few residents had to be evacuated from their homes, no injuries were reported.

In a press release from Sunday, Dec. 22, Major Brian Bell with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department said several roads throughout the area had been closed due to high water.

He said that the southern part of the county was hit particularly hard by flooding.

“The southern part of Madison County is experiencing some flooding from Fall Creek and some roads are unpassable,” Bell said.

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