01/29/13 A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for portions of Northern Indiana including Marshall County.
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
A combination of heavy rain and melting snow may result in flooding of many rivers and streams in the area by Wednesday. The snow cover over the area will likely completely melt by Tuesday morning. In addition, periods of rain are expected today through Wednesday, with the heaviest rainfall Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Total rainfall across the area between today and Wednesday is expected to be 2 – 3 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. The combination of heavy rain fall and snow melt, along with frozen soil conditions may lead to flooding of some rivers and streams in the area. Ponding of water on roads and low lying areas is also expected.
The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency would like to remind everyone the serious dangers posed by flooding. Here are some tips to keep you safe:
• Never allow children to play around high water areas, ditches, or storm drains.
• Do not drive around a barricade. Barricades are there for your protection.
• Do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways. The water may be much deeper than it appears because the road bed may be washed out.
• Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
If you would like additional information regarding flooding safety, please contact the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency at 936-3740