Flood Warning Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley Counties.
The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers: Tippecanoe River near Ora affecting Fulton...Kosciusko...Marshall...Pulaski and Starke Counties. Kankakee River at Davis affecting La Porte...Starke and St. Joseph Counties. Yellow River at Plymouth affecting Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties. Saint Joseph River Ohio below Montpelier affecting Williams County. Saint Joseph River Ohio near St. Joe River Ft. Wayne affecting Allen County. Tiffin River(Ohio) near Stryker affecting Defiance...Fulton and Williams Counties. North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville affecting Noble County. Elkhart River at Goshen affecting Elkhart and Noble Counties. Spy Run Creek at Spy Run affecting Allen County.
Recent snowmelt in addition to ongoing and forecast rainfall will lead to continued rises on area rivers through the week. The Flood Warning has been extended for The Eel River at North Manchester.
*Until Saturday afternoon.
*At 5 PM Monday the stage was 10.3 feet and rising.
*Moderate flooding is forecast.
*Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
*Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage Monday night and crest near 15.4 feet around 7 PM Wednesday February 21 and fall below flood stage around 2 PM Friday February 23.
*At 15.5 feet...Significant flood problems in southwest Whitley and northeast Wabash Counties along the Eel River. Mobile home park in North Manchester begins to flood.
Instructions: Never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or local media for further statements and updated forecasts. Detailed river forecasts and more information can be found on the internet at www.weather.gov/iwx under Rivers and Lakes. All times are in Eastern Time. This statement will be updated in about 24 hours or sooner if necessary.