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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Water Rescues, Flooding, and Other Related Calls Keep Emergency Crews Busy in Lawrence Co.

LAWRENCE COUNTY - MAY 20,2022 - Thunderstorms that rolled through Lawrence County kept emergency crews busy throughout Friday morning.


Rescuers respond to a water rescue behind the Taberancle of Praise Church east of Bedford Friday morning


The first call for assistance came in at 2:44 a.m. Friday morning reporting motorist stranded on State Road 60 West at Cauble Road with a vehicle stuck in the water. Firefighters from Marion and Huron Volunteer Fire Departments responded to that incident. Two cars and two drivers rescued from the flooded waters. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department also responded to the incident


Marion Township, Huron Volunteer Fire Department rescue motorists on State Road 60 West Friday morning who became trapped in flood waters


Two people were rescued from a home on Kings Ridge Road in the 4000 block that was in approximate 5ft of water. The home experienced extensive damage.


Indiana State Police Officers goes towards a home in Heltonville to check on the occupants


One driver was rescued from a vehicle on the Huron/Williams Road just north of the Beaver Creek Bridge.



Huron Volunteer Fire Department also responded to a tree down on U.S. 50 west at Tincher Pond.


At 2:55 a.m. Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to State Road 37 and TV Tower Road due to flooded roadway.


Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department responded to State Road 37 and TV Tower Road due to flooded roadway


At 3:32 a.m. Indian Creek Township Fire Department Lifeline Ambulance responded to car verses tree accident with one person injured on State Road 450 near Stumphole Bridge Road. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department investigated the accident.



At 3:47 a.m. Pleasant Run and Shawswick Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a report of residents trapped in flood waters in their home. The occupants decided to stay in the home after the water receded. The home experienced extensive damage. Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, and IU Lifeline Ambulance Service responded to that incident.



At 5:04 a.m. Marion Township was dispatched to 3300 block of Rabbitsville Road with a vehicle trapped in flood waters. Bedford Fire Department, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, IU Lifeline Ambulance Service, and Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to the incident.


At 5:12 a.m. Shawswick and IU Lifeline Ambulance responded to the 1300 block US 50 east for an elderly woman trapped inside her home that was flooded. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police and Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to the incident.


Debris cover the highway on State Road 58 east Friday morning


State Road 58 east had numerous areas with debris over the roadway and a landslide near Powerline Road. A vehicle struck a tree on State Road 58 near Vocational School Road and Rocky Creek East, no one was injured.


Marion Township and Lawrence County Sheriff's Department block the roadway in the 1400 block of Stonington Road due to a powerline that was down. Intial reports a bridge was washed out


Marion Township was dispatched to the 1400 block of Stonington Road due to report a bridge washed out. However, emergency personnel arrived to find only a powerline was down. The roadway will be closed for undetermined amount of time while power crews make the needed repairs.


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