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Washington County, Indiana under state of emergency due to storms

Some of the extensive flooding in Washington County (Source:Washington County Sheriff's Office/ Facebook) Some of the extensive flooding in Washington County (Source:Washington County Sheriff's Office/ Facebook)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - Washington County has declared a state of emergency as it attempts to deal with damage from Friday afternoon's storms.

Several local roads are closed, including State Road 56 going into Salem.

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Indiana State Police have been called in to help with the county's efforts.

Water rescues are reportedly being attempted, but no word yet on where those are.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security said a travel warning has been issued for the area. A travel warning is the highest level of local travel advisory. It means that travel can be restricted to emergency responders only. 

Indiana DHS is asking that people in that area:

·         Refrain from all travel;

·         Comply with necessary emergency measures;

·         Cooperate with public officials and disasters services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and

·         Obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

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