WHITE IN-CARROLL IN-1036 AM EDT WED MAR 11 2009...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR A DAM FLOODGATE RELEASE CONTINUES UNTIL845 PM EDT WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR CARROLL AND WHITE COUNTIES...
AT 1035 AM EDT...DAM OPERATOR REPORTED THE FLOODGATES ON THE NORWAY DAM WERE OPENED AND THE DISCHARGE WAS 22390 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND.THIS WAS CAUSING FLASH FLOODING DOWNSTREAM ON THE TIPPECANOE RIVER.
PEOPLE IN LOW LYING AREAS BELOW THE DAM ARE URGED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE ACROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS.
Hey everybody that's right a flash flood warning for Carroll, and White counties at this time. I'M just checking in with the latest watches and warnings in effect at this time. The Flash flood warning had been lifted for Benton, Newton, and Jasper, counties however the flood warning is still in effect here is a quick statement.
THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS...
EEL RIVER AT NORTH MANCHESTER AFFECTING CASS...MIAMI AND WABASH COUNTIES LITTLE RIVER ABOVE HUNTINGTON AFFECTING ALLEN...HUNTINGTON AND WABASH COUNTIES WABASH RIVER NEAR BLUFFTON AFFECTING HUNTINGTON AND WELLS COUNTIES WABASH RIVER AT WABASH AFFECTING CASS...MIAMI AND WABASH COUNTIES
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS...
TIPPECANOE RIVER NEAR ORA AFFECTING FULTON...KOSCIUSKO... MARSHALL...PULASKI AND STARKE COUNTIES
The Wabash river is currently at 19.75ft which is almost 9ft above flood stage! We will only see it rise more through Thursday. Which is when we are expected to crest around 22ft. This would be a good 11ft above flood stage!
Another thing I would like to point out real quick is how much rainfall we have seen. Our average rainfall for this month is right around 2.7" inches. Well, Lafayette has already seen 3.97" inches this month this is about an inch and a quarter above our average rainfall for this time of year! Good news is we will be dry the next few days so this will give us time to dry out a bit! I will have some BIG rainfall numbers for you as well as some high wind speeds. All this and MORE coming here on the Weather Blog later on tonight! See you then....................You can send any weather pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to post them.....Thanks ahead of time!