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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following rivers...

  Wabash River near Bluffton affecting Wells County
  Eel River at North Manchester affecting Cass...Kosciusko...Miami...
  Wabash and Whitley Counties
  Yellow River at Plymouth affecting Marshall...Starke and St. Joseph
  Counties
  Maumee River near Defiance affecting Defiance and Henry Counties
  Saint Joseph River Ohio below Montpelier affecting Williams County
  Saint Marys River near Decatur affecting Adams...Allen and Van Wert
  Counties

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers...

  Little River above Huntington affecting Allen...Huntington and
  Wabash Counties
  Tippecanoe River near Ora affecting Fulton...Kosciusko...
  Marshall...Pulaski and Starke Counties
  Tippecanoe River above Winamac affecting Carroll...Pulaski and
  White Counties
  Tippecanoe River at Norway Dam affecting Carroll and White
  Counties
  Kankakee River at Davis affecting La Porte...Starke and St. Joseph
  Counties
  Yellow River at Knox affecting Marshall...Starke and St. Joseph
  Counties
  Maumee River at Fort Wayne affecting Allen and Paulding Counties
  Maumee River at Napoleon affecting Henry County
  Saint Joseph River Ohio above Newville affecting Allen...De Kalb
  and Defiance Counties
  Saint Joseph River Ohio near St. Joe River Ft. Wayne affecting
  Allen County
  Tiffin River 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
  Saint Joseph River Michigan at Three Rivers affecting Elkhart...
  Branch and St. Joseph Counties
  Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville affecting Elkhart...Cass
  and St. Joseph Counties
  Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart affecting Elkhart...St.
  Joseph and Cass Counties
  Saint Joseph River Michigan at South Bend affecting Elkhart...St.
  Joseph and Berrien Counties
  Saint Joseph River Michigan at Niles affecting Elkhart...St.
  Joseph and Berrien Counties

.Recent rainfall led to rises on area rivers. Flooding continues.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Yellow River at Plymouth
* until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 16.8 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 18.0 feet around  1
  PM Thursday February 22 and fall below flood stage around  4 PM
  Monday February 26.
* At 17.0 feet...There are extensive flooding problems throughout
  Plymouth.

&&

LAT...LON 4133 8632 4136 8631 4136 8629 4136 8628
      4133 8631

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739 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Yellow River at Knox
* until Thursday March 01.
* At 7 PM Wednesday the stage was 10.3 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 14.3 feet around  6
  AM Saturday February 24 and fall below flood stage around  9 AM
  Wednesday February 28.
* At 14.0 feet...Flooding closes county roads and state routes 8, 17,
  and 23. Flood water surrounds residences on the north side of Knox.

&&

LAT...LON 4127 8635 4129 8633 4133 8634 4133 8632
      4133 8631 4127 8631

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 6.8 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 7.3 feet around  1
  PM Thursday February 22 and begin falling.
* At 7.0 feet...The north end of Lakeview Drive is covered by water.
  Several houses have water to their foundations on Steinberger Lake
  Drive.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 7.1 feet which occurred
  on May 30 2017.

&&

LAT...LON 4150 8570 4152 8568 4149 8559 4150 8544
      4149 8543 4144 8555

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Elkhart River at Goshen
* until Monday evening.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 12.4 feet and rising.
* Record flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 12.6 feet around  1
  AM Thursday February 22 and fall below flood stage around  7 PM
  Sunday February 25.
* At 12.0 feet...All-time record flood is in progress with many
  residences flooded. Water as high as four feet can be expected in
  some commercial areas.

&&

LAT...LON 4163 8592 4164 8589 4160 8583 4155 8582
      4155 8585 4158 8587

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Three Rivers
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 9.6 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 11.1 feet around  1
  PM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 10.6 feet...Expect moderate flooding of Scidmore Park. Flooding
  of the basements of several homes and businesses along south Main
  Street in the vicinity of the lumber yard can be expected.

&&

LAT...LON 4186 8568 4197 8564 4197 8554 4196 8554
      4193 8561 4184 8566

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 8.0 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 10.3 feet around  7
  PM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 10.0 feet...A major flood is in progress. Expect extensive
  inundation and damage. Many primary roads and bridges will be
  closed and many people evacuated.

&&

LAT...LON 4186 8568 4184 8566 4175 8578 4177 8581
      4180 8578

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until further notice.
* At 7 PM Wednesday the stage was 27.8 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 28.6 feet around  1
  PM Thursday February 22 and begin falling.
* At 29.0 feet...Extensive flooding of the commercial district along
  east Jackson Street is in progress.

&&

LAT...LON 4166 8616 4168 8616 4171 8594 4169 8594
      4167 8599

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at South Bend
* until further notice.
* At 6 PM Wednesday the stage was 12.6 feet and rising.
* Record flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 5.5 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 13.0 feet around  7
  AM Thursday February 22 and begin falling.


&&

LAT...LON 4172 8629 4178 8628 4178 8626 4166 8621
      4166 8624

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Niles
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 17.0 feet and rising.
* Record flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 17.3 feet around  7
  AM Thursday February 22 and begin falling.


&&

LAT...LON 4192 8639 4192 8634 4183 8625 4178 8626
      4178 8627 4184 8638

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tippecanoe River near Ora
* until further notice.
* At 7 PM Wednesday the stage was 14.5 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 15.1 feet around  7
  PM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 15.0 feet...Near record flooding is in progress.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 14.6 feet which occurred
  on Jun 3 2013.

&&

LAT...LON 4109 8658 4116 8660 4117 8656 4117 8653
      4115 8657 4108 8655

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tippecanoe River above Winamac
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 11.3 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 14.5 feet around  7
  PM Sunday February 25 and begin falling.
* At 15.4 feet...Record flooding is in progress.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 14.5 feet which occurred
  on Jan 7 1993.

&&

LAT...LON 4096 8670 4109 8658 4108 8656 4101 8657
      4098 8662 4095 8668

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tippecanoe River at Norway Dam
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the flow was 22180 cfs and falling.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.


&&

LAT...LON 4066 8679 4078 8679 4078 8673 4072 8672
      4066 8672

$$

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739 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Kankakee River at Davis
* until further notice.
* At 7 PM Wednesday the stage was 12.8 feet and steady.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 13.0 feet around  6
  AM Thursday February 22 and begin falling.
* At 13.0 feet...Extensive agricultural flooding is in progress.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.8 feet which occurred
  on Aug 17 2016.

&&

LAT...LON 4145 8667 4144 8661 4130 8673 4131 8679
      4143 8670

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Saint Joseph River Ohio below Montpelier
* until Tuesday morning.
* At 2 PM Wednesday the stage was 15.1 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below the 12.0 foot flood stage
  around 11 AM Monday February 26.
* At 16.5 feet...Flood waters will approach the top of the Montpelier
  Dikes with several roads becoming impassible. Water begins to hit
  the bottom of the bridge at the gage site.

&&

LAT...LON 4158 8464 4169 8455 4167 8453 4156 8461


$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Ohio above Newville
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 15.2 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 17.1 feet around  1
  PM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 17.0 feet...Residential flooding occurs in Leo, Indiana.

&&

LAT...LON 4126 8498 4140 8481 4139 8478 4123 8493


$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Ohio near St. Joe River Ft. Wayne
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 14.0 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 15.7 feet around  7
  AM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 15.0 feet...Flooding of lowland and farmland near the river
  increases.

&&

LAT...LON 4118 8507 4118 8506 4118 8505 4117 8505
      4117 8506

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Eel River at North Manchester
* until late Friday night.
* At 7 PM Wednesday the stage was 14.3 feet and steady.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below the 11.0 foot flood stage
  around  1 AM Friday February 23.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 14.5 feet which occurred
  on Jul 1 2017.

&&

LAT...LON 4076 8635 4097 8592 4102 8577 4099 8577
      4087 8599 4072 8631

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Maumee River at Fort Wayne
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 19.8 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 20.8 feet around  1
  PM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 21.0 feet...An increasing number of city streets begin to flood.
  Evacuations are necessary in River Haven.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 20.6 feet which occurred
  on Apr 19 2013.

&&

LAT...LON 4107 8513 4110 8511 4110 8505 4113 8495
      4111 8492 4106 8503

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Maumee River near Defiance
* until Monday afternoon.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 13.6 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 14.0 feet around  7
  AM Thursday February 22 and fall below flood stage around  1 PM
  Sunday February 25.
* At 14.0 feet...Corner of East First and Auglaize Streets and parts
  of Second and Hopkins Streets flood.

&&

LAT...LON 4121 8465 4127 8467 4131 8431 4128 8431


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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Maumee River at Napoleon
* until Monday morning.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 10.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage very early
  Thursday morning  and crest near 13.3 feet around  7 AM Friday
  February 23 and fall below flood stage around  7 AM Sunday February
  25.
* At 12.5 feet...Recreational campgrounds near Napoleon begin to
  flood.

&&

LAT...LON 4131 8431 4146 8407 4141 8401 4129 8415
      4128 8431

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tiffin River near Stryker
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 15.6 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 16.4 feet around  7
  PM Thursday February 22 and begin falling.
* At 16.5 feet...Major flooding will occur in and around the village
  of Stryker.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.0 feet which occurred
  on Feb 8 2008.

&&

LAT...LON 4130 8444 4149 8446 4159 8439 4159 8429
      4130 8438

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little River above Huntington
* until Friday evening.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 15.0 feet and steady.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage Wednesday evening
  and crest near 15.8 feet around  1 PM Thursday February 22 and fall
  below flood stage around  6 PM Thursday February 22.
* At 16.0 feet...Minor flooding is in progress. Secondary roads
  are blocked by flood waters. People in these areas should move
  property to higher ground and those nearest the river may have to
  evacuate their homes.

&&

LAT...LON 4086 8570 4097 8537 4096 8533 4088 8542
      4080 8568

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Wabash River near Bluffton
* from Friday evening to late Sunday night.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 9.2 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage Friday night and
  crest near 10.3 feet around  7 AM Saturday February 24 and fall
  below flood stage around  1 AM Sunday February 25.
* At 10.0 feet...The river is at flood stage. Flooding of
  agricultural land begins.

&&

LAT...LON 4085 8552 4088 8541 4078 8512 4072 8508
      4069 8511

$$

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839 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Saint Marys River near Decatur
* until late Monday night.
* At 8 PM Wednesday the stage was 17.7 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 18.1 feet around  1
  AM Saturday February 24 and fall below flood stage around  3 AM
  Monday February 26.
* At 18.5 feet...County Road 225 North...just north of Pleasant Mills
  Indiana is closed by flood water. Low land areas of Kekionga Park
  on the southeast side of Decatur begin flooding. Flooding is
  limited to farm land in Pleasant Mills Indiana and Wilshire Ohio.

&&

LAT...LON 4093 8506 4094 8504 4084 8491 4082 8494


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