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Record rainfall inundates South Bend, Indiana

Parts of Northern Indiana saw 9 inches of rain overnight, inundating entire neighborhoods. Rainfall was coming down too quickly for storm drains and run-off bas...

Parts of Northern Indiana saw 9 inches of rain overnight, inundating entire neighborhoods. Rainfall was coming down too quickly for storm drains and run-off basins to work effectively. In a report in the South Bend Tribune, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is quoted as saying the south and southwest sides of the city have been particularly hard hit by flooding. Numerous roads and homes are flooding and two houses collapsed.

Meteorologist Matt Rudkin from WSBT shared this photo of a grocery store with several feet of water surrounding it.

According to WSBT reporter Kristin Bien, at least two houses collapsed.

At an early morning press conference, it was announced that an emergency shelter had been set up at the O'Brien Center on 321 E. Walter Street.

Another 1/2 inch of rain is expected in Northern Indiana this morning.

-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen

Record rainfall inundates South Bend, Indiana