Flood Warnings Extended for Kankakeee and Tippecanoe Rivers


Flooding remains a concern this week in two problem spots. The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for the Kankakee River at Davis Route 30 until late Friday. Minor flooding is already occurring in that area, and additional flooding is forecast. Flood stage there is 10 feet, at which point flooding of low-lying agricultural areas begins. Last night at 9 the river there was at 10.3 feet and holding steady. The Kankakee River at Davis Route 30 is expected to drop below flood stage early Friday morning.

The flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora has also been extended until tomorrow night. As of 10 p.m. Sunday the river there was at 12.2 feet and steady. Flood stage is 12 feet. Minor flooding is occurring, and more minor flooding is forecast. The Tippecanoe River near Ora is expected to fall below flood stage tonight.

If you encounter roads that are covered with water, don’t try to drive through it, as the road surface may be washed out underneath. High water and road closed signs are put in place for your safety.