The remains of the storm that poured rain and caused flooding along the Gulf Coast is passing through Johnson County, but the danger of seeing similar flooding here is small.
Remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac, which made landfall on Tuesday, began passing over central Indiana this morning and should drop 2 to 4 inches of rain today through Monday. Other areas in Johnson County could see higher rainfall amounts, National Weather Service meteorologist Chad Swain said.
That could mean localized flooding in streets, parks and other low-lying areas in Franklin and the Center Grove area, Johnson County Emergency Management Director Forrest “Tug” Sutton said.
For days, Isaac dropped sheets of rain, which caused flooding in the New Orleans area and prompted mandatory evacuations. Local street departments have sandbags they can start to fill in case of any flooding, but Sutton isn’t expecting anything close to the disastrous floods the county saw in 2008.
At that time, parts of the county received at least 10 inches of rain within 12 hours, and the ground already was saturated because of a rainy winter and spring, Sutton said.