Another round of rain brings some relief

The rain came through the northern portion of Central Indiana Thursday morning, a welcome sight for many Hoosiers.

"It was hard. It was so hard everybody stayed inside for a while. It was wonderful," Nancy Hinkle, Lapel, said.

"It's awesome!" said Jackie Brewer, Fortville. "I've already started to clean out my flower beds and won't have to clean out the rest of them the rain will take care of it and they'll grow better. The storm came really fast. It just turned dark and the next thing you know it was raining."

Brewer runs a home daycare and three days of rainfall transformed her yard at the corner of Walnut and Park into a water park for kids soaking up the last few weeks of summer break.

"Just riding around in the puddles," said Andrew Wallsmith. "All the water splashes up."

7-year-old Ciera Dollens liked splashing around in the cool new pool. "We're playing and we can run."

In Lapel, Nancy and Herschel Hinkle said this is the third time it's rained this week, but Thursday morning's shower was a downpour that left something in the streets. Nancy hadn't seen that in a long while.

"This is the first time we've had puddles for months," she said.

Many people like Herschel Hinklel are grateful for the brief relief, but their thoughts are on the farmers whose crops have been devastated throughout the state.

"It's terrible… It's really been bad for the farmers. It's gonna be terrible with prices going up [for] corn, beans. No luck for them. They're probably gonna have to mow it under like they did in Iowa. It's gonna be bad."

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