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Residents evacuated from Hancock County trailer park

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HANCOCK COUNTY, INDIANA -

Part of the Maples Mobile Home Park was evacuated Saturday night. The other part was still accessible despite rain swollen Brandywine Creek being out of it's banks Sunday morning.

Even before six this morning residents were headed to work. Some in trucks to risk a dash through the high water.

One driver, Matt, said "I've lived here and this is the first time I've seen it this bad."

Conditions were bad enough that police ordered folks closest to the creek out of their mobile homes as a precaution.

Tom Hood said "A lot of them were taking their Christmas stuff with them, not going to chance losing it. This is the first time I've seen it this bad in the trailer park, just a bad time of the year to get this kind of rain."

One elderly man did not want to leave his home but friends and family talked him into going.

Steve Hendrix waded out through the high water so he could walk his dog on high ground. He said it started rising about 8 o'clock last night and then and rose really fast.

The owner of a shop across from the trailer park came down to make sure that swollen Brandywine Creek had not entered his building early Sunday morning. Just a little seepage he said. He was concerned about his electrical equipment shorting out.

Watch Eyewitness News at 6 p.m. Sunday for more on flooding problems in Hancock County and other parts of Central Indiana. 

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