Flooding remains a concern across northern Indiana as rain continues to fall. The National Weather Service warns excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, as well as highways and underpasses in urban areas. County roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams and other low-lying areas are also subject to flooding. Residents who live in low-lying, flood-prone areas are urged to move to higher ground to escape rising waters. Do not drive through roads covered with water, as pavement may be washed out underneath or water may cause a vehicle to stall. Rain is in the forecast for the next several days.
Written by Mary Perren
MAX 98.3 FM News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA.
When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.