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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 10:53 AM CST on February 22, 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 10 am Thursday the stage was 11.4 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 14.1 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




1053 am CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Kankakee River at Davis
* until further notice.
* At 10 am Thursday the stage was 12.8 feet and steady.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 12.9 feet around 12
PM 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




1153 am EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Niles
* until further notice.
* At 11 am Thursday the stage was 17.2 feet and rising.
* Record flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.


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




1153 am EST Thu Feb 22 2018

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Yellow River at Plymouth
* until Tuesday evening.
* At 11 am Thursday the stage was 17.5 feet and rising.
* Record flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 17.7 feet around 7
PM Thursday February 22 and fall below flood stage around 9 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




1153 am EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at South Bend
* until further notice.
* At 9 am Thursday the stage was 12.4 feet and rising.
* Record flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 5.5 feet.


Lat... Lon 4172 8629 4178 8628 4178 8626 4166 8621
      4166 8624




1153 am EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until further notice.
* At 11 am Thursday the stage was 28.3 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to 28.5 feet around 1 PM
Thursday February 22 with additional rises possible thereafter.
* 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




146 am EST Thu Feb 22 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...

Trained weather spotters and emergency management reported flooding
across the warned area including southwest lower Michigan and
Northwest Indiana. Storm total rainfall of 3 to 6 inches were
reported from late Sunday night through late Tuesday night, with
localized amounts of 6 to 7 inches reported in the South Bend,
Bremen, Elkhart, and North Judson areas.

Many roads remain closed. Others remain open with water impeding
traffic on one or more lanes. Many rivers are approaching or have
exceeded record crest levels. Please reference the individual river
forecasts for more detailed information.

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.

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

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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