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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers...

  Maumee River at Napoleon affecting Henry County

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

  Wabash River near Bluffton affecting Wells County
  Yellow River at Plymouth affecting Marshall...Starke and St. Joseph
  Counties
  Yellow River at Knox 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 Joseph River Ohio near St. Joe River Ft. Wayne affecting Allen
  County
  Elkhart River at Goshen affecting Elkhart and Noble Counties
  Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville affecting Elkhart...Cass
  and St. Joseph Counties

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

  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
  Eel River at North Manchester affecting Cass...Kosciusko...
  Miami...Wabash and Whitley Counties
  Kankakee River at Davis affecting La Porte...Starke and St. Joseph
  Counties
  Maumee River at Fort Wayne affecting Allen and Paulding Counties
  Saint Joseph River Ohio above Newville affecting Allen...De Kalb
  and Defiance Counties
  Saint Marys River near Decatur affecting Adams...Allen and Van
  Wert Counties
  Tiffin River near Stryker affecting Defiance...Fulton and Williams
  Counties
  North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville affecting Noble County
  Saint Joseph River Michigan at Three Rivers affecting Elkhart...
  Branch 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

.Moderate to major river flooding will condinue through much
of the weekend. Additional rainfall is expected this weekend,
with the greatest amounts forecast across the eastern Upper
Wabash Basin, and portions of the Maumee Basin.


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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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tippecanoe River near Ora
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 15.5 feet and steady.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will remain near 15.5 feet for the next 12
  hours.
* At 16.0 feet...Record flooding is in progress.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.6 feet which occurred
  on Feb 23 2018.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tippecanoe River above Winamac
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 15.1 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 15.4 feet around  1
  PM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 15.4 feet...Record flooding is in progress.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.7 feet which occurred
  on Mar 14 2009.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tippecanoe River at Norway Dam
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Friday the flow was 17550 cfs and rising.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 16760 feet which occurred
  on Jan 13 2005.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Yellow River at Plymouth
* until Wednesday morning.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 17.3 feet and steady.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below the 13.0 foot flood stage
  around  9 AM Tuesday February 27.
* At 17.0 feet...There are extensive flooding problems throughout
  Plymouth.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 17.6 feet which occurred
  on Feb 23 2018.

&&

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

$$

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816 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Yellow River at Knox
* until Friday March 02.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 13.3 feet and steady.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 13.8 feet around 12
  PM Saturday February 24 and fall below flood stage around 12 AM
  Thursday March  1.
* 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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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Three Rivers
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 11.4 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 11.5 feet around  7
  AM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 11.8 feet...Major flooding of Scidmore Park and residences in
  Three Rivers can be expected.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville
* until Friday March 02.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 9.9 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 10.4 feet around  7
  PM Saturday February 24 and fall below flood stage around  7 PM
  Thursday March  1.
* 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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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 27.7 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to 27.7 feet around  1 PM
  Saturday February 24 with additional rises possible thereafter.
* At 28.0 feet...Extensive street flooding is in progress.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at South Bend
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 10.9 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 5.5 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall to near 10.8 feet around  1 AM
  Saturday February 24.
* At 11.0 feet...Flooding exceeds the record flood of 10.9 feet.
  Business areas near Indiana University at South Bend campus are
  flooded. Residents in River Commons, near Keller Park, north of
  Northshore Drive between Angela Blvd and Lafayette Streets are
  flooded. Record flood will be in progress in western portions of
  Mishawaka and South Bend. Flooding closes portions of Northshore
  Drive and Northside Blvd. Evacuations are necessary and the
  wastewater treatment plant will be completely flooded.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Michigan at Niles
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 15.7 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall to near 15.6 feet around  1 AM
  Saturday February 24.
* At 15.0 feet...Major flooding can be expected in Niles. High water
  will affect Water, Marmont, River, and 2nd Streets in Niles. High
  water will also affect residents living on the first floor of
  buildings along River Street.

&&

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

$$

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816 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Kankakee River at Davis
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 12.9 feet and steady.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to 12.9 feet around 12 AM
  Saturday February 24 with additional rises possible thereafter.
* At 13.0 feet...Extensive agricultural flooding is in progress.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.0 feet which occurred
  on Feb 21 2018.

&&

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

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Saint Joseph River Ohio below Montpelier
* until late Tuesday night.
* At 1 PM Friday the stage was 14.6 feet and falling.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below the 12.0 foot flood stage
  around  1 AM Tuesday February 27.
* At 15.0 feet...Several roadways are closed including County Road 10
  at County Road K.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.1 feet which occurred
  on Mar 12 2009.

&&

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


$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Joseph River Ohio above Newville
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 16.4 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 16.5 feet around  1
  AM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 17.0 feet...Residential flooding occurs in Leo, Indiana.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.3 feet which occurred
  on Jan 6 1993.

&&

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


$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Saint Joseph River Ohio near St. Joe River Ft. Wayne
* until Tuesday morning.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 13.6 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 13.9 feet around  7
  AM Saturday February 24 and fall below flood stage around 10 AM
  Monday February 26.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.6 feet which occurred
  on Apr 7 2009.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tiffin River near Stryker
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 16.0 feet and steady.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will remain near 16.0 feet for the next 12
  hours.
* At 16.0 feet...Water will cover portions of state routes 191 and
  34, and county road F.
* 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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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 7.2 feet and steady.
* Moderate 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
  AM Saturday February 24 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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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Elkhart River at Goshen
* until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 8.1 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below the 7.0 foot flood stage
  around  4 PM Monday February 26.
* At 8.0 feet...Some residential and commercial properties near SR
  119 are affected by high water.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 8.5 feet which occurred
  on Apr 19 2013.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Wabash River near Bluffton
* from Sunday morning to Thursday morning.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 8.4 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage Sunday morning and
  crest near 12.3 feet around  7 AM Tuesday February 27 and fall
  below flood stage around  7 AM Wednesday February 28.
* At 12.0 feet...River Road and a few county roads are closed by high
  water.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.0 feet which occurred
  on May 29 2017.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Eel River at North Manchester
* until Monday evening.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 11.3 feet and steady.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below the 11.0 foot flood stage
  around  9 PM Sunday February 25.
* At 11.0 feet...The river is at flood stage, minor agricultural
  flooding occurs.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.1 feet which occurred
  on Apr 12 2013.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Maumee River at Fort Wayne
* until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 19.1 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 19.4 feet around  1
  AM Monday February 26 and fall below flood stage around  4 PM
  Tuesday February 27.
* At 19.0 feet...The city of Fort Wayne launches 24-hour flood fight.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 19.0 feet which occurred
  on May 27 2017.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

 The Flood Warning has been extended for
  The Maumee River near Defiance
* until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 13.1 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below the 10.0 foot flood stage
  around  1 PM Tuesday February 27.
* At 13.0 feet...Flooding occurs along Auglaize...East Front and
  Summit Streets near State Routes 424 and 281.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.4 feet which occurred
  on Apr 29 2011.

&&

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


$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  The Maumee River at Napoleon
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 11.1 feet
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river crested below flood stage at 11.2 feet Friday
  evening. The river will continue falling.
* At 12.0 feet...Flooding of farm land and possibly some secondary
  roads near the river begins.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.2 feet which occurred
  on Dec 3 2006.

&&

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

$$

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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Saint Marys River near Decatur
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 16.1 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage Saturday night
  and crest near 18.8 feet around  1 PM Sunday February 25.
  Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* 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.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 18.8 feet which occurred
  on Apr 6 2009.

&&

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


$$




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