St. Joseph Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:20 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Kankakee River at Davis
* until Sunday March 04.
* At 10 am Saturday the stage was 12.9 feet and steady.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall below the 10.0 foot flood stage
around 3 am Saturday March 3.
* At 13.0 feet... extensive agricultural flooding is in progress.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.0 feet which occurred
on Feb 21 2018.


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1120 am EST Sat Feb 24 2018

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Niles
* until Sunday March 04.
* At 11 am Saturday the stage was 15.3 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall below the 11.0 foot flood stage
around 1 am Saturday March 3.
* At 15.0 feet... major flooding can be expected in Niles. High water
will affect water, marmont, river, and 2nd streets in Niles. High
water will also affect residents living on the first floor of
buildings along River Street.


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1120 am EST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at South Bend
* until further notice.
* At 10 am Saturday the stage was 10.6 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 5.5 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall to near 10.6 feet around 1 PM
Saturday February 24.
* At 11.0 feet... flooding exceeds the record flood of 10.9 feet.
Business areas near Indiana University at South Bend Campus are
flooded. Residents in river commons, near Keller Park, north of
Northshore drive between Angela Blvd and Lafayette streets are
flooded. Record flood will be in progress in western portions of
Mishawaka and South Bend. Flooding closes portions of Northshore
drive and Northside Blvd. Evacuations are necessary and the
wastewater treatment plant will be completely flooded.


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1120 am EST Sat Feb 24 2018

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until Sunday March 04.
* At 10 am Saturday the stage was 27.6 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall below the 24.0 foot flood stage
around 1 am Saturday March 3.
* At 28.0 feet... extensive street flooding is in progress.


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1020 am CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Yellow River at Knox
* until late Thursday night.
* At 10 am Saturday the stage was 14.1 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall below the 10.0 foot flood stage
around 12 am Thursday March 1.
* 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.


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1120 am EST Sat Feb 24 2018

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Yellow River at Plymouth
* until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 11 am Saturday the stage was 16.7 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall below the 13.0 foot flood stage
around 1 PM Tuesday February 27.
* At 17.0 feet... there are extensive flooding problems throughout
Plymouth.


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1142 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has extended the

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Elkhart County in North Central Indiana...
St. Joseph County in North Central Indiana...
Pulaski County in northwestern Indiana...
Starke County in northwestern Indiana...
Marshall County in North Central Indiana...
La Porte County in northwestern Indiana...
Cass County in southwestern Michigan...
Berrien County in southwestern Michigan...

* until 1145 am EST Sunday/1045 am CST Sunday/

* trained spotters and emergency management continued to report some
flooding and closed roads across the Flood Warning area. Areal
flooding has improved in some locations, but several roads remain
closed due to standing water across the area. Significant flooding
continues along streams and rivers. Additional rainfall from early
Saturday morning through Saturday night of one quarter to one half
inch is expected. If locally higher rainfall amounts are received,
some renewed lowland flooding will be possible. Significant
flooding of locations near streams and rivers will likely continue
into early next week.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, Michigan City, La Porte,
Niles, Benton Harbor, Plymouth, St. Joseph, Nappanee, Dowagiac,
Westville, Bremen, Buchanan, Knox, Georgetown, Winamac, Trail Creek
and Granger.

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.


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