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 from Friday evening to Sunday evening affecting Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley Counties.
*Recent rainfall has contributed to rises on the Eel River at North Manchester. With more rainfall in the forecast, this river is forecast to rise again.
*At 9 PM Thursday the stage was 5.8 feet and steady. Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
*Forecast: The river will rise above flood stage Friday evening and crest near 10.1 feet around 7 AM Saturday January 21 and fall below flood stage around 8 PM Saturday January 21.
*At 10.0 feet...Flood waters near lumber company and trailer court on South Mill Street.
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.