Authorities warn: Turn around and don’t drown

Water remains high in parts of our area and authorities are warning you not to drive onto flooded roadways.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police said this afternoon many rural roads in low-lying areas are still flooded and impassable. Throughout the Versailles State Police District emergency personnel have responded to many calls of vehicles becoming disabled and people needing to be rescued due to the high water.

Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer posted to social media about the dangers, with a photo of a truck that tried to push through, drove off of the submerged roadway and nearly flipped over.

They say that it doesn’t take very deep floodwaters to disable your vehicle or to sweep it off the flooded roadway.

East Fork White River in Seymour remains under a flood warning and minor flooding is still going on. The river is about a foot and a half below the moderate flood stage and is not expected to leave the minor flood stage until Thursday morning.