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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:26 AM EST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until further notice.
* At 10 am Friday the stage was 27.7 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to 27.7 feet around 1 PM
Friday February 23 with additional rises possible thereafter.
* At 28.0 feet... extensive street flooding is in progress.


Lat... Lon 4166 8616 4168 8616 4171 8594 4169 8594
      4167 8599




1126 am EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville
* until further notice.
* At 10 am Friday the stage was 9.8 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 10.4 feet around 7
PM Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 10.0 feet... a major flood is in progress. Expect extensive
inundation and damage. Many primary roads and bridges will be
closed and many people evacuated.


Lat... Lon 4186 8568 4184 8566 4175 8578 4177 8581
      4180 8578




1138 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a

* 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 PM EST Friday/1045 PM CST Friday/

* 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. Flood waters should
continue to recede over the next 24 hours, but significant
flooding will continue especially along streams and rivers.
Additional light rainfall is expected late tonight into Friday
morning, with another chance of rain Friday night through Saturday
night.

* 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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