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10 June 2008 Flood of Elnora Area Day 2

10 June 2008: The day flood water backed into Elnora. White River, west fork, run a mile north of town, but floods all the low land in between. Levees and railroad grades hold back and redirect much of the water. What nobody saw coming was the speed with which this river came to town. With some 13-14 inches of rain over the weekend up north at Indianapolis, on already soaked and saturated ground, the water roared those 90 miles down river hitting all river towns and cities by surprise. Spencer, IN was quickly flooded in areas as never before. Back at Elnora the water rose faster than ever before, sometimes over a foot per hour. Backwater filled the various drainage ditches out around Elnora and surprised residents by raising into town from the south end. It quickly filled the low lying area of the White Rive Valley Antique Show grounds and began spilling up through the middle of Elnora. By afternoon it was at least a foot deep on Indiana highway 57, right in the middle of town and running through the carwash.

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Governors Helicopter over Home
Governors Helicopter over Home
In Town
In Town
From Hwy 57
From Hwy 57
House Flooded
House Flooded
Fire Hydrant Underwater
Fire Hydrant Underwater
Trailer Home
Trailer Home
Flooded Day St - Viewed from Christian Church
Flooded Day St - Viewed from Christian Church
Wilson Home - Viewed from Christian Church
Wilson Home - Viewed from Christian Church
Danner & Griffith St
Danner & Griffith St
Griffith & Hwy 57
Griffith & Hwy 57
Hwy 57 Car Wash
Hwy 57 Car Wash
Driving 4wd on H57
Driving 4wd on H57
Driving 4wd on H57-2
Driving 4wd on H57-2
Roark Home
Roark Home
Basiloid Parking Lot
Basiloid Parking Lot
Sand Bagged Eastside
Sand Bagged Eastside
Cemetery on high
Cemetery on high
North Ellen St; one block South of Water Tower
North Ellen St; one block South of Water Tower
Looking West Hwy 58
Looking West Hwy 58
Along Hwy 57 South
Along Hwy 57 South
Neighbor's Horse - SW Corner of Town
Neighbor's Horse - SW Corner of Town
Neighbor's Horse-2 - SW Corner of Town
Neighbor's Horse-2 - SW Corner of Town
Basiloid Products Inc
Basiloid Products Inc
Rail Cars
Rail Cars
Hwy 57 South of Jct 358 (Odon road)
Hwy 57 South of Jct 358 (Odon road)
Flooded Corn/Wheat Fields
Flooded Corn/Wheat Fields
High Water
High Water