Area still under flood warnings

A number of flood warnings affect northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio this morning.

Citizen photo of flooded Little River in Huntington
The Little River in Huntington on Feb. 21. Photo by Jill Biehl.

In Huntington, a flood warning remains in effect until 1 a.m. Sunday. At 1 a.m. this morning, the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency reported that the Little River had spilled over its banks in Huntington, due to an ice jam and that residents along the river had been evacuated. The National Weather Service indicated that additional ice jam flooding could occur upstream of Huntington.

A new warning came out for the St. Joe River near Fort Wayne. At 7 a.m. today, that river was a 11.9 feet and rising. Forecasters expected it to reach its flood stage of 12.0 feet. by 1 p.m. today. At that stage, lowland and farmland flooding near the river begins.

Another warning that includes Allen County (Ind.) is for the St. Mary’s river near Decatur. At 7 a.m. today, it was at 16.7 feet and rising. Forecasters expect it to crest near 17.1 feet — one tenth of a foot above flood stage — at around 1 p.m. today. They forecast it to remain above flood stage until 1 a.m. Feb. 25. At 17.0 feet, agricultural flooding occurs along the river in northern, central and eastern Adams County.

Other warnings in effect at this writing include:

  • The Wabash River in Adams, Wells and Huntington Counties.
  • The Eel River in Whitley, Wabash, Kosciusko, Miami and Cass Counties.
  • Mississinewa River in Grant, Miami and Wabash Counties.
  • Tippecanoe River in Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Pulaski and Starke Counties.
  • Saint Joseph River in De Kalb and Defiance Counties.
  • Tiffin River in Defiance, Fulton (Ohio) and Williams Counties.
  • Auglaize River in Allen (Ohio), Paulding and Putnam Counties

Here’s a link an NWS Web page that lists all the current flood warnings.

Here’s a link to another NWS Web page on which you can see the current river levels at various gauges.