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PHOTOS: Vince Luecke
With a fast-rising Ohio River at their backs, Tell City Street Department employees place iron beams in the floodwall gate at Humboldt Street Wednesday. The river is expected to rise more than 2 feet through Saturday. The opening is near floodwall murals that have been painted over the years, including crest levels from past floods. Below, volunteers help Dan and Jane Hayden move items from their home. It fronts the river and high water will likely enter the home’s lower level.
County braces for more flooding

By VINCE LUECKE

Editor

 

PERRY COUNTY – A swollen and fast-moving Ohio River continued its climb this week, pushing water into low-lying areas across the county, closing roads and prompting Tell City to begin installing gates in its floodwall. With more rain predicted here and locations upstream, a crest is not expected for several days.

As of Wednesday afternoon, water covered Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam, near Rocky Point and other locations toward Derby.

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