Governor tours flooded areas

ELWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Gov. Mike Pence visited flooded communities Saturday, after rain left many counties under water Friday.

Pence toured Kokomo , Tipton and Elwood. As of Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Tipton County was still under a travel warning, while Howard County was under a travel advisory.

Governor Pence and Congresswoman Susan Brooks joined Mayor Greg Goodnight to survey flooding in Howard County. They also met with residents at the Red Cross Center in Kokomo who gathered there following the heavy rains that brought flooding.

Emergency crews were busy Friday as they worked to rescue people trapped by flood waters. Many roads were shut down, and disasters were declared.

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Governor Pence released the following statement Saturday afternoon regarding the area flooding:

"We have begun the process of assessing the damage so we can offer guidance to our Indiana Department of Homeland Security. While we must wait until damage assessments are complete to determine eligibility for disaster loans, our administration will do all we can to support the victims of flooding in their time of need.

"Today we saw what we see in the face of every disaster Hoosiers face: people helping each other and communities coming together to rebuild stronger than ever before. We will stand by the victims of the floodwaters and together we will make these communities whole again."

For the latest information on area flooding conditions click here.

Residents can report flooding damage by clicking here or here.

Anyone in need of emergency food, clothing, shelter, basic health care or other support can call the American Red Cross' 24/7 toll-free number at 888-684-1441.

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