Tornado sighted in Jennings; Flood warnings in effect

Flood warnings are going into effect for rivers in our area, as heavy runoff from yesterday’s rain fills rivers and streams.

According to the National Weather Service, one and a half to three inches of rain fell across our area bringing minor flooding to East Fork White River and its tributaries. Minor flooding is forecast.

Flood warnings are in effect now through early Saturday morning for Driftwood River near Edinburgh, through Sunday morning for East Fork White River at Seymour, from this afternoon to Friday for East Fork White River at Columbus, and from this evening to late Thursday morning for Flatrock River near Columbus.

Authorities warn that you should never drive through high water, turn around and don’t drown.

You can look for up to date flooding information here:

Law enforcement officers reported seeing a tornado in Jennings County during last night’s storms.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis reported at just before 5:25 p.m. that a tornado was on the ground in Jennings County near Paris Crossing. That led to a tornado warning for the area. Jennings County dispatchers say that no damage has been reported on the ground but deputies have been in the area searching.