Flood watch in effect through Sunday evening in Lancaster County

“On Wednesday, we did have a subject go around the barricades”, Damron said.

“I’m supposed to get my 15-year service award [tonight] at work … and I don’t think I’ll be going”, said Haydon, who works for Community Living Brant.

There are also hundreds of smaller creeks and streams that tend to rise and fall rapidly.

County Road 109 was closed from County Road 25 to Trafalgar Road due to the investigation.

Homes and streets also were flooded in the South Bend area of in, and forecasters predicted that the swollen St. Joseph River wouldn’t crest until Thursday.

Areas of the riverwall and park directly behind the VFW Post 696 are at the lowest elevation in the park, she said.

Drivers in Lowell are having a hard time getting around and will face the challenge for the next few days, as Jackson Street on the southeast side of town was closed Thursday afternoon because of water over the road.

The van was about 95 per cent submerged, said Patton. “We also have our OPP emergency response team, so we will be searching both sides of the Grand River”, OPP Const. Paul Nancekivell said. People somewhat south of Sabina are worse off than Sabina as of mid-day Friday, Hawk said. They experienced similar flooding in 2015. She was “very hypothermic”, McNeilly said, and was rushed to a waiting ambulance.

Weather service forecasters say more rain is expected through Saturday, ranging from less than an inch in northern IL to 3 to 4 inches in far southern IL.

Flood stage is 51 feet at the lower gauge at Markland Dam.

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. The St. Joseph also was about 4 feet above flood stage near the Ohio-Indiana border.

Water levels on the Grand River have receded slightly, but still remained high Thursday.

Get ready for a wet morning commute though. Governor Eric Holcomb of IN plans to tour flood-damaged parts of northern IN on Friday.

Much of Route 52 is flooded from Cincinnati to New Richmond.

The mayor urged all Brantford residents to steer clear of the river and surrounding areas for the foreseeable future. The East End experiences flooding of some streets, basements of homes and businesses, as well as low-lying areas near New Richmond in Clermont County.

The city of East Liverpool Office of Public Safety and Service is telling residents near the Ohio River to begin finding alternate shelter. The small city is some 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. A second surge was expected to hit the Grand River on Thursday morning, raising water levels yet again.

A flood warning continues for the Red River near DeKalb, Texas at Pecan Point from this evening until the warning is cancelled.

Residents along Fourth Line from 744 West to Bateman Line are most at risk, so Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services planned to visit those who chose to remain in their homes, Six Nations Elected Council said in a statement.

Local officials declared a state of emergency in three local cities and asked that traffic be limited to first responders and emergency personnel.

Heavy rain could lead to flooding through Saturday