Flood Warning Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash, and Whitley Counties.
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a Flood Warning for the Eel River at North Manchester affecting Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley Counties, from late tonight to Friday afternoon. Heavy rainfall today from a low pressure system that is moving through has caused the Eel River at North Manchester to rise rapidly. At 7 PM Tuesday the stage was 7.9 feet and rising. Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
Forecast: The river will rise above flood stage very early Wednesday morning and crest near 10.4 feet around 7 PM Wednesday February 8 and fall below flood stage around 5 PM Thursday February 9. At 10.0 feet, Flood waters near lumber company and trailer court on South Mill Street. This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.4 feet which occurred on Dec 29 2015.
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.