Threat of Flooded Rivers, High Winds Continues

River levels are starting to rise in the local area. As of Saturday afternoon, the Kankakee River at Davis was approaching the “action stage” of nine feet, according to the National Weather Service. It’s forecast to reach moderate flood stage tomorrow, cresting at 12.5 feet.

In Plymouth, the Yellow River has risen to 8.5 feet. It’s expected to briefly reach the moderate flood stage of 14 feet Monday morning. Minor flooding is also predicted for the Yellow River in Knox and the Tippecanoe River in Winamac and Ora.

Flooding rivers aren’t the only hazard, though. The National Weather Service is also predicting the possibility of snow Saturday evening. Areas north of the Toll Road could see wintry mix. Strong winds are also possible.

Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery says people living in flood-prone areas should take action, and anyone encountering high water while driving should turn around. He adds that as of Saturday morning, there hadn’t been any reports of flooded roads to the Marshall County Highway Department. Residents should also beware of downed trees and power lines and be prepared for possible power outages.