Boswell hit hard with flooding

Boswell is just one of the many communities in Benton County hit hard by flooding. Benton County's Emergency Management Agency Director, John Fields, said ten families had to be rescued in Boswell.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 6:50 PM
Updated: Feb. 21, 2018 6:51 PM

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Boswell is just one of the many communities in Benton County hit hard by flooding. Benton County's Emergency Management Agency Director, John Fields, said ten families had to be rescued in Boswell. 

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Of those ten families, all had somewhere to go except one. Domingo Arredondo's road was washed away and the water was waist deep. 

He said his family has dealt with this before.


"Every time it rains he just stares out the door and wonders if we're going to have to leave, he says "dad are we going to have to leave our house again" asked Arredondo. 

Treading water is easier for him than it is for his children.

The Red Cross set up a shelter at the Boswell Fire Department. That is where Arredondo and his family plan to stay. 

"What are you going to do at 3 in the morning when the water is coming in that fast, you got four kids in bed trying to get rest for school," said Arredondo. 

Benton County EMA Director, John Fields said he wishes he could do more.

"This is something they're taking pretty hard, I know a lot of the houses had a lot of work done to them," said Fields. 

However he said he's glad they were able to rescue as many people as they did. 

"We do what we can do, it's a small county," said Fields. 

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