Current Flood Information for Madison County, IN

9/9/2018 9:00 AM – Good morning Madison County. The White River in Anderson is at 12.85′ but the updated crest is now forecast to be tonight at 12:00 AM at 14.2′ which is down considerably from their first forecast. Today we should see light rain this morning expecting an additional .25″ which should not cause any additional flooding. Along White River, continue to be alert as flood waters rise today, but know that it should begin to recede overnight.

Big Duck Creek in Elwood is at 8.13′ which is categorized as minor flooding above 8.0′.

With clear skies, and temps in the 70’s-80’s all week, the ground should dry out before any more rain impacts central Indiana. We will be monitoring Hurricane Florence as it approaches the east coast and could possibly bring wet weather later in the week depending on its path.

9/8/2018 11:00 PM – The NWS has lowered the White River crest to 15.4′ scheduled to occur on 9/10/2018 at 12:00 AM (Monday morning). The river is forecast to remain at this level until 6:00 AM and then begin falling quickly. EMA will continue to monitor rivers and creeks throughout Madison County Sunday and Monday until the threat of flooding has decreased. Residents should continue to be alert and watch for changing conditions, especially in low land areas and areas prone to flooding. There will be no further posts tonight to this page, unless conditions change.

9/8/2018 8:30 PM – The NWS has lowered the anticipated crest of the White River in Anderson to 17.8′ on Monday morning at approximately 6:00 AM. At 17.8′, we still have moderate flooding along White River in low lying residential areas of Anderson and surrounding areas. Motorists are reminded to adhere to road closed signs. Schools should evaluate road closures and road conditions Monday morning for safe transportation of students.

Still looking at periods of heavy rain overnight between 1AM – 6AM with 1.75-2″ of additional rainfall expected.

Winds will be gusting 30-40MPH, along with saturated ground could uproot trees causing power outages. No outages reported in Madison County at this time. However, EMA has been out on 4 or 5 down trees during the past 36 hours, we anticipate further calls over night.

Minimal road closures at this time.
Madison County remains under a Flash Flood Watch until Sunday PM
White River is currently at 10.95′

9/8/2018 2:00 PM – 2000 sand bags have been handed out as of this afternoon. There are still approximately 1,500 bag available at the Highway garage. Highway personnel are on stand by to fill additional bags as the situation warrants.

Minimal road closures at this time.
Madison County remains under a Flash Flood Watch until Sunday PM
White River is currently at 9.9′ and rising crest expected Monday 6:00 AM 18.8 – 19.3′

9/8/2018 12:00 PM – Madison County has received between 2″-3.6″ in the past 24 hours. The heaviest band of rain bringing another 2″ is anticipated overnight and into tomorrow morning. In total, we are anticipating 5″ of rain for the weekend.

Yesterday 9/7/2018, Employees from the Madison County Highway Department filled 3,200 sand bags, which are available to citizens of Madison County for pickup 24 hours a day at the Madison County Highway Garage located on W 8th Street in Anderson. If you are getting concerned about rising water near your home or property, now is the time to take actions to safeguard against flooding. The White River in Anderson is expected to crest at 19.3′ Sunday night into Monday morning. At 19.3′ this is considered major flooding. (This crest is a forecast and is subject to change as rainfall continues.)

At 17.5′ – 18′ along the White River, we will start seeing road closures and flooding of residential areas that are prone to rising water during flooding events. If you reside in flood prone areas, Be Alert and Be Prepared to evacuate or take precautions. This rain event has the potential to be a very dangerous situation in flood prone areas.

9/7/2018 4:00 PM – This post will be updated throughout the weekend with accurate information related to the Flood fight in Madison County. Please consider this page as accurate information and official from the Madison County EMA.

9/7/2018 2:00 PM – Sand Bags are available at the Madison County Highway Department (outside the gate) located on W 8th Street Road in Anderson.

Madison County Highway workers fill sand bags to prepare for flooding.


Here is a link to instructions on proper sandbagging.

Residents should sign up for emergency alerts and text messages available FREE from EMA by texting the word MadisonCoEMA to 888777. Only emergency weather related information is sent via our texting service. (Standard text messaging rates may apply)

9/7/2018 1:30 PM – Current forecast for Madison County is to receive between 4-5″ of rainfall. This could change, stay alert.