Flood Warning Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash, and Whitley Counties.
The Flood Warning has been extended for the following rivers...Eel River at North Manchester affecting Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley Counties.
Recent and forecast rainfall will lead to rise on area rivers this week. The Flood Warning has been extended for The Eel River at North Manchester. This is from this evening to late Sunday night. At 10 AM Wednesday the stage was 5.7 feet and falling.
*Moderate flooding is forecast.
*Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
*Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage Wednesday night and crest near 13.9 feet around 8 PM Thursday April 6 and fall below flood stage around 1 AM Sunday April 9.
*At 14.0 feet...South Mill Street Lumber Company begins to move lumber to higher ground.
*This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.5 feet which occurred on Jun 16 2015.
Instructions: Never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or local media for further statements and updated forecasts. Detailed river forecasts and more information can be found on the internet at www.weather.gov/iwx under Rivers and Lakes. All times are in Eastern Time. This statement will be updated in about 24 hours or sooner if necessary.