A powerful thunderstorm which ripped through Decatur shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday dropped 1.34 inches of rain on the city.
Weather station officials reported this morning the rainfall boosted the St. Marys River almost nine feet, from 3.5 feet at 7 a.m. on Monday to 12.3 feet at the same time today.
Some broken poles and minor damages were reported in the area.
Meanwhile, building debris was left piled up on the streets of a southern Indiana town’s courthouse square after a line of thunderstorms moved across the state.
The National Weather Service said Monday night’s storm damaged numerous buildings in the Orange County town of Paoli, about 40 miles northwest of Louisville, Ky. The town also had widespread power outages following the storm, but no injuries were immediately reported.
WAVE-TV reported that the building for the town’s police and fire departments was among those damaged and that several homes and businesses had roofs torn off.
The Times-Mail of Bedford reported that much of the town’s power is back on Tuesday morning, although the opening of schools was delayed.