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Woman dies after house swept away by flash flooding



Jefferson County, Indiana — An elderly woman has died in Jefferson County after several homes, including hers, were washed away by severe flash flooding.

Emergency management officials in southern Indiana have responded to several reports of homes washed away along E. Brushy Fork Road, according to the National Weather Service.

EMS first responders found the body of an elderly woman about 5 miles downstream from where her home was swept away.

According to NWS, emergency crews continue to work in the area, but no identity or other information has been released on the woman who was killed in the flooding.

Since the flash flooding began, meteorologists have tracked over 5 inches of radar-indicated rainfall in Jefferson County.

Additionally, radar-indicated totals of over 8 inches of water have been reported in nearby Switzerland County.