FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Emergency management officials in three northeastern Indiana counties are making sandbags available to residents facing a threat of flooding from rain and melting snow.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the northern quarter of Indiana from Thursday morning through late Thursday. It says a combination of melting snow, moderate to locally heavy rainfall and a deeply frozen ground may cause flooding.
The weather service says up to an inch of rainfall is expected Thursday and an additional 1 to 2 inches of water could be released from the snow on the ground as it melts.
Officials in Huntington, LaGrange and Steuben counties in the northeastern corner of the state announced Wednesday they were making sandbags available for local residents.