200 rivers above flood stage across US Midwest
- Author: Angelo Rivera Mar 01, 2018,
Mar 01, 2018, 0:56
The National Weather Service forecasts the Ohio River at Cincinnati is expected to Crest Sunday Afternoon at 60.6 feet.
As per weathermen, floodwaters on the Ohio River in Louisville and Cincinnati are at their highest level in about 20 years. Saturday afternoon the river reached 57 feet (17.4 meters), well above the 52-foot (15.9-meter) flood stage. There was about 1 1/4 inch of rainfall from Huntington to Elkins from Saturday to Sunday without much flooding. Also, some county roads throughout the county have been washed out.
- SB I-75 at 10.7 mm has partially reopened.
Meteorologist Kristen Cassady says while no rain is forecast until mid-week, tributaries feeding the OH will likely keep the river above flood stage throughout the week.
"We anticipated problems last night and we didn't get them - and that's a good thing", Ivan said.
The Rock River at Lake Koshkonong is forecasted to reach minor flooding levels by Monday and continue to rise through Tuesday, with further rises possible. "It looks like the damage will exceed the minimum requirement, which is $2.8 million or so". However, all 16 stations remained in operation. The calls came from people trapped in their vehicles and homes and stranded in high waters.
"When there's barricades out, do not drive around the barricades". On Thursday, New Boston Mayor Junior Williams advised the public to avoid his city completely until the waters receded. "So right now, we're kind of liking what we're seeing". "We just hope the rain stays away", Fischer said.
The city has an updated list of road and street closures.
Creek flooding that began February 15 wreaked havoc on many Ohio Valley roads and hillsides, in addition to causing basement flooding and backups.