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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:53 PM EST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville
* from Wednesday evening until further notice.
* At 10 PM Tuesday the stage was 6.5 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage Wednesday night
and crest near 9.9 feet around 7 PM Saturday February 24.
Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* 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.


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1053 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Three Rivers
* until further notice.
* At 10 PM Tuesday the stage was 7.5 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 10.5 feet around 7
am 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
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1053 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Elkhart river at Goshen
* until Sunday afternoon.
* At 10 PM Tuesday the stage was 10.5 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 11.7 feet around 1
PM Wednesday February 21 and fall below flood stage around 5 PM
Saturday February 24.
* 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




1053 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Niles
* until further notice.
* At 10 PM Tuesday the stage was 14.1 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 16.1 feet around 7
am Thursday February 22 and begin falling.



Lat... Lon 4192 8639 4192 8634 4183 8625 4178 8626
      4178 8627 4184 8638




1053 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at South Bend
* until further notice.
* At 7 am Tuesday the stage was 6.0 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 5.5 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 12.1 feet around 7
am Thursday February 22 and begin falling.



Lat... Lon 4172 8629 4178 8628 4178 8626 4166 8621
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1053 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Tuesday the stage was 25.0 feet and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 27.7 feet around 1
am Friday February 23 and begin falling.
* At 28.0 feet... extensive street flooding is in progress.


Lat... Lon 4166 8616 4168 8616 4171 8594 4169 8594
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416 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

... A Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams remains in
effect until midnight EST Wednesday/1100 PM CST Tuesday/ for
Elkhart... St. Joseph... northern Kosciusko... Starke... Marshall and La
Porte counties...

At 410 PM EST/310 PM CST/, widespread flooding was underway in many
locations, especially across Marshall, northern Elkhart and southern
St Joseph Indiana counties. 2 to over 5 inches of rain has been
reported in these areas, causing rivers, creeks and streams to
overflow their banks and low areas to rapidly fill with water.

An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected across the warning
area, with locally higher amounts possible into the overnight hours.
This will cause the flooding to expand further. Numerous Road
closures have occurred with washouts reported in some areas.
Evacuations have occurred along some rivers and creeks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:51 PM CST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan, and
Northwest Ohio, including the following areas, in northern
Indiana, Adams, Allen in, Blackford, Cass in, De Kalb,
Elkhart, Fulton in, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La
Porte, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph
in, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, white, and Whitley. In
southwest Michigan, Berrien, branch, Cass mi, Hillsdale, and
St. Joseph mi. In Northwest Ohio, Allen OH, Defiance, Fulton
OH, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Williams.

* Through Wednesday afternoon

* 1 to 2 inches of additional rain is expected across the watch
area, with heaviest amounts expected along and west of
Interstate 69. Locally higher amounts are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

If you live along streams and rivers or in any flood prone area,
remain alert to this flooding potential the next several days.
Listen to NOAA weather all hazards radio or other sources for the
latest forecast information.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:51 PM CST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan, and
Northwest Ohio, including the following areas, in northern
Indiana, Adams, Allen in, Blackford, Cass in, De Kalb,
Elkhart, Fulton in, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La
Porte, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph
in, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, white, and Whitley. In
southwest Michigan, Berrien, branch, Cass mi, Hillsdale, and
St. Joseph mi. In Northwest Ohio, Allen OH, Defiance, Fulton
OH, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Williams.

* Through Wednesday afternoon

* 1 to 2 inches of additional rain is expected across the watch
area, with heaviest amounts expected along and west of
Interstate 69. Locally higher amounts are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

If you live along streams and rivers or in any flood prone area,
remain alert to this flooding potential the next several days.
Listen to NOAA weather all hazards radio or other sources for the
latest forecast information.




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