Flood Warning

Issued At: Saturday, 21 Jan 2017, 11:01 AM EST
Expires At: Sunday, 22 Jan 2017, 11:01 AM EST

Flood statement national weather service indianapolis in 1101 am est sat jan 21 2017 ...a flood warning continues for portions of the following rivers in indiana... big blue river...driftwood river...east fork white river...eel river...flatrock river...muscatatuck river...sugar creek...wabash river...white river...wildcat creek... .widespread lowland flooding developed along rivers and creeks streams in central and southern indiana. significant flooding is possible at a few locations. flood crests will range from bankfull to 9 feet above flood stage in the montezuma area along the wabash river in western indiana. flooding will affect local and some state roads, extensive bottomlands, river parks and possibly a few residential areas. flooding will last through the weekend in central indiana and persist into the first week of february in southwest indiana and southeast illinois. widespread rains of 1 to nearly 2 inches fell in central and southern indiana on thursday night. melted precipitation since january 10 totals from 2 to slightly more than 4 inches. precautionary/preparedness actions... motorists should never drive into flood water. turn around and go another way. keep children away from flooded areas. recreational and agricultural interests should remain alert to changing river conditions. for detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web and click on rivers and lakes. 1101 am est sat jan 21 2017 the flood warning continues for the wabash river at lafayette. * until further notice. * at 10:30 am saturday the stage was 18.5 feet. * flood stage is 11.0 feet. * moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast. * forecast...the river will continue to fall to a stage of 17.6 feet by tomorrow morning. * at 18.0 feet...extensive flooding covers many acres of agricultural land. state road 225 closed by high water. granville bridge public access site flooded. tippecanoe cr 950 w south of cr 75 s floods in several places from the wabash bottoms, janssen tract to warren cr 350 n in the black rock preserve area, a distance of nearly 1.5 miles. high water affects fort ouiatenon area. all parks in the west lafayette and lafayette areas are flooded. high water almost on north river road. lat...lon 4056 8673 4048 8688 4040 8709 4033 8709 4040 8688 4054 8670