By Jessie Hellmann
---- — Severe thunderstorms and heavy rains swept through Central Indiana last night, leaving flooding in Howard, Miami and Tipton counties.
Jason Puma, a meteorologist with the Indianapolis National Weather Service (NWS), said portions of the Wildcat Creek in Kokomo and Mississinewa in Peru, Ind. are expected to flood. “We do have flood warnings for portions of the Wildcat Creek and Mississinewa, primarily due to heavy rain,” Puma said. He said both are expected to overflow their banks late this afternoon, and fall back within their respective channels tomorrow. As of 10:45 a.m., the Wildcat Creek waters were measured at 12.14 ft. with a flood stage of 10 ft and are classified as minor flooding by the NWS. As of 10:15 a.m., the Wildcat Creek waters near Jerome, Ind. were measured at 11.51 ft. with a flood stage of 9 ft. and classified as moderate flooding by the NWS. Puma said no more flooding is expected because rainfalls are over. He said Tipton County has some localized flooding in low lying areas and some standing water.