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 following rivers, Eel River at North Manchester affecting Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley Counties. Recent rainfall and snow melt led to an abrupt rise on the Eel River at North Manchester. Water levels will continue to rise. This alert is until Wednesday evening.
*At 6 PM Monday the stage was 9.5 feet and rising.
*Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
*Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
*Forecast...The river will rise to crest near 10.5 feet around 7 AM Tuesday December 27 and fall below flood stage around 10 PM Tuesday December 27.
*At 11.0 feet...Flood water nears the 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.