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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 8:39 PM EST on February 21, 2018

Expires 11:45 PM EST on February 22, 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




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




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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