Ind. governor surveys flooding in 3 communities

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KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has surveying flood damage in three central Indiana communities swamped by floodwaters that have killed one man and left a second man missing.

Pence flew by State Police helicopter Saturday first to Kokomo, where he was met by U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks. They surveyed flooded areas along Wildcat Creek and visited Memorial Gymnasium in downtown Kokomo, which is serving as a temporary shelter for displaced Howard County residents.

Pence and Brooks then flew to Tipton and onto Elwood to assess flooding there. The flooding was sparked by strong storms that dumped between three and five inches of rain.

Pence says state officials are assessing whether affected communities might be eligible for federal disaster assistance. He says "our hearts go out to all Hoosiers" hit by the flooding.

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