An Indiana woman is found dead after being trapped in her home when flood waters swept it away

An elderly Indiana woman is found dead after being trapped in her home when floods swept it away: the body was found “a significant way downstream”.

  • An elderly woman died at her home in southeastern Indiana after several homes, including hers, were washed away by severe flash flooding
  • The flooding happened Saturday night after torrential rain ripped through Switzerland and Jefferson Counties, causing water levels to rise
  • Nine inches of rain hit the regions in three hours
  • Overwhelming torrents of rushing water suddenly rushed down streets like rivers, cars, trailers and houses, leaving several streets impassable
  • Amid the chaos, firefighters in the mostly rural counties reported several missing people as the water separated families and claimed the lives of pets
  • However, after searching through the devastation for several hours into the night, everyone was found – except for a senior citizen who was trapped when the flood broke out

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An elderly woman died at her home in southeastern Indiana after several homes, including hers, were washed away by severe flash flooding.

The devastating floods came Saturday night after torrential rain swept through Switzerland and Jefferson Counties, raising water levels drastically.

In three hours, nine inches of rain hit the regions – with overwhelming torrents of water suddenly raging down the roads like rivers, throwing cars and trailers about and rendering several roads completely impassable.

Amid the chaos, firefighters in the mostly rural counties reported several missing people as the water separated families and claimed the lives of some pets. After several hours of searching at night, however, almost all were found – all but one.

One woman — an elderly woman who was unable to leave her home due to floods that engulfed her street within minutes — wasn’t so lucky.

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Within three hours, overwhelming torrents of rushing water swept through Switzerland and Jefferson Counties, suddenly rushing down the roads like rivers, throwing cars and trailers about and rendering several roads completely impassable. The devastating floods also washed away homes and killed a woman who was trapped when the flood broke out

Within three hours, overwhelming torrents of rushing water swept through Switzerland and Jefferson Counties, suddenly rushing down the roads like rivers, throwing cars and trailers about and rendering several roads completely impassable. The devastating floods also washed away homes and killed a woman who was trapped when the flood broke out

The devastating floods came Saturday night after torrential rain swept through Switzerland and Jefferson Counties, causing water levels to rise. Aerial photos from Sunday show some of the devastation in the affected regions

The devastating floods came Saturday night after torrential rain swept through Switzerland and Jefferson Counties, causing water levels to rise. Aerial photos from Sunday show some of the devastation in the affected regions

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Police received the report of the trapped woman at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, when the flooding first broke, and were immediately dispatched to the house.

By the time they arrived, however, the house had been washed away by the floodwaters – along with another house and six residents. They couldn’t find anyone.

More reports of widespread flooding came in over the next few hours as families struggled to locate pets and loved ones amid the unrest and police continued to search for missing people.

By 8pm, everyone was found safe and unharmed – except for the woman mentioned above. She was not found until rescue workers resumed their search the next day, about 5 miles downstream from where her home was swept away, police said.

The woman, who has been confirmed by officials to be a senior, has yet to be officially identified, but her family member spoke to local newspaper WHAS11 News on Sunday.

They said that after searching for the woman all night, they are now searching for all of her belongings and bits and pieces of what was lost in the home they shared with the victim — now scattered across miles of the country and Water.

WHAS11 did not reveal the identity of the woman’s surviving relatives. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is currently working to confirm her identity. No further information about the death was released.

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