Waters Oust 60 NE Indiana Residents From Their Homes Created by kblakeslee on 4/19/2013 11:40:10 AM
ZANESVILLE, Ind. (AP) _ Authorities say rising floodwaters have forced the evacuation of about 60 people from a mobile home park in northeastern Indiana that's near a rain-swollen stream.
Southwest Fire District Chief Don Patnoude (PAT'-Node) says rescue boats evacuated residents from Stoney Creek Mobile Home Park after heavy rains pushed nearby Eight Mile Creek over its banks. Those homes are near Zanesville, a Wells County town a few miles south of Fort Wayne.
Patnoude says some of the homes were surrounded by 2 feet of water and the boats were needed to remove children, elderly and disabled residents. Ten to 15 residents of the mobile home park opted to remain in their homes.
The displaced residents were taken to the Zanesville United Methodist Church, where the Red Cross had set up a shelter.