Huntingburg gets eight inches of rain causing flash flooding

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DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — The recent rain has leaders in Dubois county reacting to flooding.

Street Superintendent Jason Stamm says volunteers as well as elected officials were busy filling sand-bags last night for those that need them.

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner says the rain gauges Monday morning showed the city got eight inches of rain in a six to seven-hour period causing flash flooding.

“I feel that we tried to service the people of Huntingburg as well as we could in providing emergency services during that time, and we’ll be doing a job of trying to evaluate how do we go on from here as to addressing the needs that people have as these events may happen to us again.”​​​​​​​

He says officials are still determining the damage from flood waters.

If you’re in need of bags, we’re told the Huntingburg Street Department plans to leave a supply outside their building most likely throughout this entire week.

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(This story was originally published on June 17, 2019)

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