Tri-State cleaning up after heavy rainfall


(WEHT)– Large storms blew through the tristate last night and this morning. Leaving damage in its path. From uprooted trees to flooded farmland we’ve been keeping you updated on the damage.

A combination of soggy grounds and strong winds were the cause for downed trees around the tristate. A large one tumbling on the north end of Vanderburgh County, taking powerlines down with it.

“About 6:50, I believe it was, we heard- I heard a noise outside,” Jordan Goldschmidt says. “Looked out and noticed there was a tree down.”

He took steps to make sure people traveling in the area were safe.

“Once I establish of the tree was pretty much blocking the road I have some cones and what not so I just set them out at Baumgart so we could start directing traffic away from the area,” he says.

It was also around that time when they learned the power was out.

“We went out for breakfast.”

Hoping it would be on when they got home.

“It didn’t come back on.”

In another part of the tristate flooding was a problem.
Here’s a look at john will road near baseline in posey county.
The water in this are was up so high it almost covered the street signs.
And rushed under the bridge, it’s one of many that were closed due to high water.
A list of them can be found attached.

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(This story was originally published on January 11, 2020)

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