Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Major flood stage forecast for Ohio River

Major flood stage forecast for Ohio River

We also get river flooding.

Marietta officials have closed the downtown area as businesses and residents continue flooding preparations.

However, if people do need to be evacuated, "we have the arenas in Dunnville, Caledonia and Cayuga in the preparation stage", he said, adding that the Red Cross has been notified of the possibility.

Another round of heavy rain is possible from Thursday night (today) through Saturday night.

The Pecatonica River at Shirland was almost 3 feet above flood stage and still on the rise as of Thursday, with waters expected to crest around 15.5 feet on Saturday.

The National Weather Service predicts the Grand River in Lansing will crest at 14.6 feet, almost three feet above flood stage by late Thursday.

Klumpp stepped into the road during a break in Tuesday's rain and spread her arms, pointing to the water in the river and in a channel on the other side of VanLopik Street. Significant flooding occurs in California, Ohio, with several roads, Coney Island and Riverbend Music Theater mostly underwater.

An evacuation order has been lifted in Brantford after heavy flooding forced about 2,200 families out of their home.

According to the Ohio River Forecast Center, as of 9 a.m., the Ohio River in Marietta was at 29.7 feet.

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In Parkersburg, the river level was at 32.2 feet.

With additional rainfall overnight and the possibility of additional 1"+ totals Saturday, an Areal Flood Watch has been issued".

At 56 feet. flooding occurs along the river especially on the OH side in Adams and Brown counties, according to NWS.

The rain that fell in Grand Rapids on Friday, Feb. 23, is not expected to worsen the flooding in the Grand River this weekend, Sekelsky said.

Our first round of rainfall will arrive overnight and linger through 7:00 A.M. ET or 8:00 A.M. ET Friday morning. This results in a gradual ponding or buildup of water in low-lying, flood prone areas, as well as small creeks and streams.

In addition, GoBus has altered its route because of flooding concerns in Marietta.

In Michigan, states of emergency were declared in the Lansing area as officials recommended the evacuations of several neighborhoods. Operations manager Curtis Gillman said the water was so deep, a pontoon boat could go through it.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 22, 2018)- A large portion of the state is still expected to see rain and flash flooding threat.

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