NWS: Flood Warning in effect February 18th to the 21st

Flood Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning in effect from February 18, 2022, 4:49 AM until February 21, 2022, 10:25 PM.

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
1056 PM EST Wed Feb 16 2022

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Indiana…Ohio…

  • Salamonie River at Portland affecting Jay County.
  • Wabash River near Linn Grove affecting Adams and Wells Counties.
  • Eel River at North Manchester affecting Cass IN, Miami, Wabash, Whitley and Kosciusko Counties.
  • Auglaize River near Fort Jennings affecting Allen OH, Paulding and Putnam Counties.
  • Maumee River at Fort Wayne affecting Allen IN and Paulding Counties.
  • Wabash River near Bluffton IN affecting Wells County.
  • Yellow River at Plymouth affecting Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph IN Counties.
  • Saint Marys River near Decatur affecting Allen IN, Van Wert and Adams Counties.
  • Tiffin River at Stryker affecting Fulton OH, Williams and Defiance Counties.
  • North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville affecting Noble County.

The combination of snowmelt and up to 2 inches of rainfall will result in rapid rises on area rivers. In addition, these rises could also shift ice in the rivers that could lead to ice jams. This forecast is based on unobstructed flow and does not factor additional rises associated with ice jams.


Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

Never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or local media for further statements and updated forecasts.

Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request they pass this information to the National Weather Service when you can do so safely.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Detailed river forecasts and additional information can be found at www.weather.gov/iwx under Rivers and Lakes.

This statement will be updated within the next 12 to 24 hours.


1056 PM EST Wed Feb 16 2022


WHAT…Minor flooding is forecast.

WHERE…Maumee River at Fort Wayne.

WHEN…From late Thursday night to late Monday evening.

IMPACTS…At 21.0 feet, An increasing number of city streets begin to flood. Evacuations are necessary in River Haven.


  • At 10:00 PM EST Wednesday the stage was 5.6 feet.
  • Forecast…The river is expected to rise above flood stage early Friday morning to a crest of 19.2 feet Saturday morning. It will then fall below flood stage late Sunday evening.
  • Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
  • https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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