Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Indianapolis, IN

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FLWIND
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
617 AM EST THU JAN 22 2015

...The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Flood
Warning for portions of the following river in western Indiana...

  Wabash River...

.A River ice blockage in the Covington area caused the Wabash River
to rise above flood stage at US Highway 136 this morning.  Ice jam
flooding can be very localized and affect some areas much worse than
others.  Report severe flooding to local officials.

To date the ice jam flooding this year is not as bad or extensive as
that seen in February and early March 2014.  River ice will continue
to slowly melt through the weekend.  Flooding may subside by Monday.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

Motorists should never drive into flood water. Turn around and go
another way. Keep children away from flooded areas. Recreational and
agricultural interests should remain alert to changing river
conditions.

For detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web. From
the blue menu bar on the left side of the page...click on rivers and
lakes.



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617 AM EST THU JAN 22 2015

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Wabash River at Covington.
* until Friday afternoon.
* At  5:45 AM Thursday the stage was 16.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 16.7 feet by this
  afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage early tomorrow.
* At 16.0 feet...Low agricultural lands begin to flood.  Backyard
  flooding of cottages on right bank starts a short distance upstream
  of gage.  Critical stage of Young-Neal Levee is reached.

&&

LAT...LON 4040 8709 4020 8747 3997 8745 3997 8739
      4017 8737 4033 8709

$$




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