Last Updated 2 years by Devontae Jackson
The National Weather Service has allowed this alert to expire.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis, IN has issued a flood warning. This flood warning has been issued for Randolph County in Indiana.
The NWS in Indianapolis, IN says “…A Flood Warning continues for portions of the following waterways
Big Blue River…Driftwood River…East Fork White River…Eel
River…Flatrock River…Mississinewa River…Tippecanoe River…
Wabash River…White River…Wildcat Creek…Youngs Creek…
.Lowland flooding has developed along portions of west central
Indiana and will develop across many rivers and creeks across
central Indiana over the next several days. One to two inches of
rain fell across central Indiana today which is causing a rapid rise
on central Indiana waterways.
Another round of rain is expected between Wednesday and Thursday
night with 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. There may be locally
higher amounts south of Interstate 70. With the ground still
frozen to some degree across portions of central Indiana and
saturated soil from the rain on Wednesday, more of this rain will
become runoff than would normally be experienced with this amount of
Significant flooding is possible along the lower stretches of the
White and Wabash Rivers and potentially along portions of the
upper East Fork White Basin. Flooding directly or indirectly
may affect small groups of homes and/or cabins, most notably in the
general areas of Carthage, Shelbyville, southwest of Edinburgh,
Waverly, Edwardsport, Hazleton, and Terre Haute. The McGinnis and
Shufflebarger Levees in the Newberry area on the White River should
be monitored, as should agricultural levees in the Covington area
along the Wabash River, due to expectations of the rivers
approaching the tops of these levees. Flooding may affect Shawnee
Airfield near Elliston. Elsewhere, flooding will affect numerous
local and state river roads, lower agricultural land, and some river
Flooding will last through much of February along the lower stretches
of the White and Wabash Rivers.
Motorists should never drive into flood water. Turn around and go
another way. Keep children away from flooded areas. Recreational and
agricultural interests should remain alert to changing river
For detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web and
click on rivers and lakes.
The Flood Warning continues for
The Mississinewa River near Ridgeville.
until Thursday morning.
At 5:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 12.5 feet.
Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
Forecast…It will continue to fall to below flood stage by late
At 13.0 feet…Significant flooding of Mississinewa River in
northern Randolph County. Water is likely on SR 1 just south of SR
West CR 825 N east of SR 1 and West River Road west of SR 1
and possibly other county roads are flooded. Little League
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