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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 7:39 PM CST on February 21, 2018

Expires 11:45 PM EST on February 22, 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




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




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




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




1118 am EST Wed Feb 21 2018

... A Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams remains in
effect until 1145 PM EST Thursday/1045 PM CST Thursday/ for
Elkhart... St. Joseph... northern Kosciusko... Starke... LaGrange...
Marshall... La Porte... Cass... St. Joseph and Berrien counties...

At 1108 am EST/1008 am CST/, trained weather spotters and many
others reported widespread flooding across the warned area including
much of Northwest Indiana and far southwest lower Michigan. Storm
total rainfall amounts since Sunday evening were generally between 3
and 6 inches with locally 6 to 7 inches around the South Bend area.

Many roads remain closed. Others remain open with water impeding
traffic on one or more lanes. Water rescues due to high water have
been reported since the flooding began. May rivers are approaching
record stages. Please see the individual river forecasts for more
detailed information. Water was encroaching on many homes and some
businesses.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, Michigan City, La Porte,
Warsaw, Niles, Sturgis, Benton Harbor, Plymouth, St. Joseph, Three
Rivers, Nappanee, Dowagiac, Westville, Winona Lake, Bremen, Buchanan
and Knox.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.


Lat... Lon 4207 8622 4206 8529 4176 8530 4176 8520
      4153 8519 4153 8566 4121 8566 4117 8693
      4171 8693 4176 8680 4193 8659 4211 8649
      4224 8637 4224 8622


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