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Gallery: Bloomington Floods

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: A group of women navigate flood waters after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. A power line was down and subermged in water near the intersection, but the women couldn’t see it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Kirkwood Avenue was under several feet of water after a torrential downpour left a large section of downtown under water Friday night. Members of the Bloomington Fire Department spent the night rescuing local residents trapped in flood waters even as the downtown Fire Headquarters was flooded.

BFD chief Jason Moore was asking residents not to drive through flood waters as he was trying to assess the damage to the flooded fire department HQ, which left several feet of water in the basement. The Bloomington Police Department, nearby on Third Street also flooded, and members of the police department work working to salvage items from the basement, which was also flooded.

Groups of people walked though several feet of water on Kirkwood even after being told not to do so. A group of women trudged though water on 4th Street not realizing a power line was submerged under water just up the street.

Cars were strewn about downtown abandoned after floating away. Some cars horns could be heard as the water short circuited the vehicle’s electrical systems.

As water receded, water rescues continued. Fire fighters tried to get to some people camped out and caught in flood waters, and were trying to get a boat at 4 a.m. as more rains began.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Kirkwood is covered in water between Grant and Dunn after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Kirkwood is covered in water between Grant and Dunn after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: The Headquarters Fire Station is flooded. Kirkwood and large parts of downtown Bloomington was covered in water after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: The basement of the Bloomington Fire Headquarters on 4th Street is flooded after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: The garage of the Bloomington Fire Headquarters on 4th Street is flooded after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Bloomington Fire Dept. Chief Jason Moore gives a short tour of the Bloomington Fire Headquarters on 4th Street after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Fourth Street is covered in water between Grant and Dunn after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: A man bails water out of a car after large parts of downtown was covered in water after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: A car sits on street barriers where is floated after Kirkwood was covered in water between Grant and Dunn after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: A car sits on street barriers where is floated after Kirkwood was covered in water between Grant and Dunn after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Nick’s is flooded after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Pitaya is flooded after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Track’s is flooded after a flash flood Friday night, which left a large portion of downtown flooded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JUNE 18: Power is out downtown after Kirkwood was flooded during a flash flood Friday night. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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