The Tippecanoe River is receding in Monterey and Winamac. Pulaski County Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Hoover says some low-lying areas were affected by flooding, but he’s not received any reports of water in homes or flood-related damages. Hoover encourages anyone who did sustain property damage to call his office at (574) 946-6391 to report it or to visit the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s website at in.gov/dhs. Reporting damage helps state officials determine whether they should apply for federal assistance.
Hoover says the river in both Monterey and Winamac crested well short of the high-water mark set in 2009, when it hit 15.72 and 15.69 feet respectively. It topped out at 12.21 feet in Winamac over the weekend and reached 14.37 feet in Monterey. Additional rain is possible tomorrow, but Hoover hopes that the water level will have dropped enough by then that it won’t cause any significant problems.