Steady rain falling this morning has already resulted in local flooding problems and more issues are expected as the day progresses.
In Warsaw, Columbia Street at the viaduct is flooded and closed to traffic. The 1700 block of East Market Street, in front of Warsaw Bowl, and Park Avenue from Market to Center streets are also closed to traffic due to high water.
More areas will be identified and updated as the rain continues.
A Flash Flood Warning is also in effect for Kosciusko County until 3:30 p.m. today. The National Weather Service office in Syracuse is forecasting additional rainfall amounts of up to 3 inches. Excessive runoff from the rain will cause flooding of small creeks and streams and highways and underpasses. County roads in low lying areas and along farmland and creeks are also subject to flooding.
Most flood-related deaths occur in automobiles so authorities are advising motorists to not attempt to cross water-covered bridges or roads.