Flood Warning has been issued for Ottawa, Ohio/Flood Watch has been cancelled.

 Flood warning is now cancelled.FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1044 PM EDT THU APR 3 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS...
BLANCHARD RIVER AT OTTAWA AFFECTING PUTNAM COUNTY
.RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL HAS CAUSED MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING ALONG
AREA RIVERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...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.

DETAILED RIVER FORECASTS AND MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE
INTERNET AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/IWX. RIVER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND UNDER
THE LEFT MENU BAR UNDER CURRENT CONDITIONS RIVERS AND LAKES AHPS.

ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN TIME. THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED IN
ABOUT 24 HOURS OR SOONER IF NECESSARY.

&&

OHC137-051630-
/O.EXT.KIWX.FL.W.0057.140405T1800Z-140406T2107Z/
/OTTO1.1.ER.140405T1800Z.140405T1800Z.140405T2107Z.NO/
1231 PM EDT FRI APR 4 2014

 THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR
  THE BLANCHARD RIVER AT OTTAWA
* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT 11 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 21.1 FEET AND RISING.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.
* AT 23.0 FEET...LOWLAND FLOODING OCCURS MAINLY IN SOUTH OTTAWA.
  FLOOD WATER ALSO GETS INTO LOW FARMLANDS.

&&

LAT...LON 4103 8429 4107 8429 4108 8404 4100 8401
      4104 8416

$$
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST
  OHIO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHERN INDIANA...
  ADAMS...ALLEN IN...BLACKFORD...CASS IN...DE KALB...ELKHART...
  FULTON IN...GRANT...HUNTINGTON...JAY...KOSCIUSKO...LAGRANGE...
  MIAMI...NOBLE...PULASKI...STEUBEN...WABASH...WELLS...WHITE AND
  WHITLEY. IN NORTHWEST OHIO...ALLEN OH...DEFIANCE...FULTON OH...
   HENRY...PAULDING...PUTNAM...VAN WERT AND WILLIAMS.

* THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF ONE TO TWO INCHES IS POSSIBLE FROM
  OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WHICH MAY LEAD TO MORE
  SIGNIFICANT AND EXTENSIVE FLOODING.

* WIDESPREAD AREAL FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOODING MAY
  RESULT AND IMPACT NUMEROUS ROADS...AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND
  POSSIBLY RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

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