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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:42 PM EST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

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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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Elkhart river at Goshen
* until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 8.1 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall below the 7.0 foot flood stage
around 4 PM Monday February 26.
* At 8.0 feet... some residential and commercial properties near sr
119 are affected by high water.
* This crest compares to a previous crest of 8.5 feet which occurred
on Apr 19 2013.


Lat... Lon 4163 8592 4164 8589 4160 8583 4155 8582
      4155 8585 4158 8587




916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Niles
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 15.7 feet and falling.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall to near 15.6 feet around 1 am
Saturday February 24.
* 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.


Lat... Lon 4192 8639 4192 8634 4183 8625 4178 8626
      4178 8627 4184 8638




916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at South Bend
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 10.9 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 10.8 feet around 1 am
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.


Lat... Lon 4172 8629 4178 8628 4178 8626 4166 8621
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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Elkhart
* until further notice.
* At 8 PM 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
Saturday February 24 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
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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

the Flood Warning has been extended for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Mottville
* until Friday March 02.
* At 8 PM Friday the stage was 9.9 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 fall below flood stage around 7 PM
Thursday March 1.
* 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
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916 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saint Joseph River Michigan at Three Rivers
* until further notice.
* At 9 PM Friday the stage was 11.4 feet and rising.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to a crest near 11.5 feet around 7
am Saturday February 24 and begin falling.
* At 11.8 feet... major flooding of scidmore park and residences in
Three Rivers can be expected.


Lat... Lon 4186 8568 4197 8564 4197 8554 4196 8554
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