Muncie, IN Flood, Apr 1922

Muncie Floods Drive People From Homes

Twenty-Five Families Vacate Residences; Others Are Preparing To Leave.

White River Highest Yet

Flood Conditions Throughout Middle West Show Little Improvement Today.


Indianapolis, April 14.-Serious flood stages all along the course of White River in Indiana were forecast today by the local weather bureau. From one to two inches of rain fell in northern White River Valley last night, converting tributaries of the White into torrents. White River at Elliston in Green County was reported having risen seven feet.

McClure, Ill., April 14.-The levee at Aldridge, Illinois, twenty miles north of here, broke shortly before noon today, according to telephone reports received here. No loss of life has been reported, and no details were available.

Muncie, Ind., April 14.-Twenty-five homes in Riverside, a fashionable suburb of Muncie, have been vacated on account of rising waters and other families are preparing to move. White River, which last week, reached the highest level since 1913, is reported a foot higher this morning and water rising rapidly. Farms throughout Delaware County and eastern Indiana are inundated and farmers declare damage and delay to planting will amount to thousands of dollars. Street car tracks in several parts of the city are under water and traffic has been greatly curtailed.

Logansport Pharos Tribune, Logansport, IN 14 Apr 1922