Brantford residents being evacuated due to flooding

"Not because we think there is anything suspicious, but we are using their detectives to interview witnesses and get complete and thourough statements so we can document everything", said Nancekivell. Governor Eric Holcomb of IN plans to tour flood-damaged parts of northern IN on Friday. Although not expected to reach the wall, the water had covered most of the riverfront area by Monday afternoon. "Now we're pumping the water out of the city so we don't back it up onto people".

Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall will move across the region today through Saturday night.

The National Weather Service predicted the Grand River in Lansing would crest by late Thursday at 14.6 feet (4.5 meters), almost 3 feet (1 meter) above flood stage.

One week earlier, the river was flowing at about 4.7 million gallons per minute, or about 528 tanker trucks per minute, according to statistics collected by the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids. Six Nations and Haldimand County are also seeing water levels rise with run-off.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 has reported a list of area roads being affected by area flooding. At 58 feet, some homes and businesses between USA 52 and the river are flooded. Showers and thunderstorms will persist across much of the area on Friday, with flooding and flash flooding remaining a major concern, especially along and near the I-30 and US-67 corridor. The Ohio River at Paducah was at 42.5 feet Thursday afternoon. When the river rose to 17 feet in 2013, he said the water was well above his knees in the shop.

Officials have said that the flooding in Brantford was exacerbated by an ice jam that developed early Wednesday morning.

The flood stage of the river around 118 and 120 avenues is 13.3 feet.

There will be several hours of dry weather Saturday.

Friel said the state of emergency went into effect mid Wednesday morning, adding that the river is still rising and is expected to peak later in the day.

The flooding along the watershed continued Thursday morning.

"Heavy rain certainly contributed to the landslides", Vargo said. Several low roads in the East End are also flooded.

Impact at 27 feet - Flooding of some two thousand acres of floodplain occurs. Residents are advised to keep an eye on flood-prone basements and watch for standing water on area roads with poor drainage.

"We handled it well in '97, and we'll handle it well now", Bingham said.

  • Jon Douglas