flash-flood-watchHere is the latest update:

·        A Flash Flood Watch continues for us until Noon today.

·        The Marshall County Highway Department advises that currently 10 county roads are closed due to high water.  (They are in the process of generating a report that I will forward on as soon as it is received).

·        We are currently under an “Advisory” level travel advisory (lowest level of travel advisory).

·        The Yellow River is currently at 12.05 ft. and rising an currently forecast to crest at 13.5 feet on Thursday (that is without additional rain).  At 13 feet minor flooding is occurring.  Some city streets and low lying county roads are impacted.  Back yards along LaPorte Street in Plymouth begin to flood as well

·        The Tippecanoe River is currently at 12.04 feet and in already in minor flood stage. The river is currently forecast to crest at 12.9 feet on Friday (without additional rain).

·        Additional rain is forecast for today through Friday with over 1 inch of additional rainfall expected.


IMPACTS:  Flooding of low lying areas and fields will increase.  Additional roads will be closed due to high water.  Rises in ditches and creeks and an increase in river levels will continue through the weekend.  Minor to moderate river flooding is possible depending on the additional amount of rain we receive.


PROTECTIVE ACTION:  Those folks who live in low lying areas that are susceptible to flooding caused by heavy rain should be prepared to move to a safer location as Flash Flooding is still a concern.   Vulnerable property should be moved to higher ground especially if located near ditches, creeks or if in close proximity to the river.  Be cautious when driving especially at night when water flowing across roads  or ponding on road surfaces can be harder to see.  Never drive through high water. Turn around and found a safer route.  Monitor weather conditions and be ready to take emergency action to find safer shelter should conditions worsen.

Sand and bags are available at the old Marshall County EMA office  located on King Road just north of the Marshall County Highway garage (you will need to bring your own shovel).