March 18, 2018

Flood safety information for Severe Weather Awareness Week

24 February 2018, 04:29 | Katie Chavez

Flood safety information for Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flood safety information for Severe Weather Awareness Week

The Rock River remained more than 2 feet above flood stage at Latham Park Thursday morning after water levels shot up more than 6 feet since Monday afternoon.

Almost 100 kilometres away in Orangeville, Ont., police said a minivan was swept into the river, after a mother drove past a road block put in place due to flooding.

Another round of heavy rain is possible from Thursday night (today) through Saturday night. Stretches of US 52 are flooded, and backwater flooding closes portions of OH 221 and other secondary roads along creeks.

As Marietta prepares for major flooding from the Ohio River this weekend, officials are investigating reports of a problem with a gauge used to monitor the water level. Other areas in the region that could experience flooding include West Montrose and areas downstream of the New Dundee dam. Portions of Route 8 in northern Kentucky become flooded, as well as portions of Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana. Some homes and businesses between Route 52 and the river are flooded. The roadblock was set up because of flooding on the road.

According to the release, the Ohio River as of 7 a.m. Tuesday was at 47.92 feet, a few feet below the flood stage, which is 50 feet.

Moreover, light to moderate flooding is expected to continue over Ohio.

Don Boyle, the chief administrative officer for Haldimand, said that there has been some minor flooding in the county, but so far, the only residences affected have been seasonal, such as cottages and trailers, meaning that no one has been displaced from their homes.

"Most of the facilities on the riverfront are built and maintained in such a way that allows for easy clean-up and easy maintenance after high waters like this", Chambers said.

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The National Weather Service predicted the Grand River in Lansing would crest by late Thursday at 14.6 feet (4.5 meters), almost 3 feet (1 meter) above flood stage.

Central Pennsylvania is under a flood watch through this weekend.

There are also hundreds of smaller creeks and streams that tend to rise and fall rapidly.

In the meantime, "we're holding out", she said.

On Thursday, northwest Alabama received about 1.5 inches of rain, said Chris Stumps, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

Police told CP24 on Thursday afternoon a child's T-shirt and booster seat were located in the river.

The flooding comes amid milder temperatures, rainfall and melting snow, with the Grand River Conservation Authority reporting flooding in a number of community along the river from ice jams.

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