Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Ohio River on its ways back up

Ohio River on its ways back up

We also get river flooding. While most of the flooding was contained in the undeveloped flood plain areas, numerous road closures and some damage to properties were reported.

"We still don't have an exact volume of what went into the river but as of now it's no longer flowing".

Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall will move across the region today through Saturday night.

In southeast MI, the National Weather Service office in White Lake reported the River Raisin crested in Blissfield 1.2 feet above flood stage at 3 p.m. Thursday and said its flood there would end by Friday evening.

The National Weather Service is predicting the Grand River to rise as high as 16.4 feet by Sunday evening.

In a statement, Schor notes the rain has stopped, but significant flooding will occur.

One of thousands of people forced from their homes due to flooding in Brantford, Ont., thanked first responders for keeping things "under control".

At the Pike Island Locks and Dam, slightly north of the city, the river is expected to crest at 42 feet, which is 5 feet above flood stage. This would cause the river to go to even higher levels.

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At the same time, the weather service was looking at a forecast which called for the possibility of a "prolonged period of wet weather to set up over the OH and MS river valleys" this week. Between 1 and 1.5 inches is expected Friday, and another 1-1.5 inches is expected Saturday.

In Indiana, record-high flooding along the St. Joseph River closed down a waste-water treatment plant for several hours in South Bend, a city of about 100,000 residents.

Our meteorologists say rainfall, heavy at times, will continue to be seen Thursday afternoon and through Thursday night.

By Sunday, the weather service expects the water to be flowing at 33,600 cubic feet per second past the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids.

57 feet: Flooding surrounds homes between U.S. Route 52 and the river in East End, California and areas of Anderson Township.

A flood warning continues for Dorcheat Bayou near Springhill, LA, until the warning is cancelled. Showers and thunderstorms will persist across much of the area on Friday, with flooding and flash flooding remaining a major concern, especially along and near the I-30 and US-67 corridor. Drivers are cautioned not to drive through standing water.

"We are far from done with this, " Tobin said.

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