Flood Warnings are now in effect for the Tippecanoe and Eel rivers, and high winds are causing widespread damages.
The National Weather Service has issued the Flood Warning for the Tippecanoe River at Ora, Ind., until further notice. At 11 a.m. this morning, the stage was at 10.1 feet and rising. Flood stage is 12 feet.
The Tippecanoe River will rise above flood stage Saturday morning and is expected to crest near 13.5 feet early Tuesday morning. Results will be significant lowland and rural flooding affecting Kosciusko, Marshall, Fulton, Pulaski and Starke counties.
A Flood Warning for the Eel River at North Manchester has been extended until Sunday afternoon. At 11 a.m. this morning the river was at 8.7 feet and rising. Flood stage is 9 feet and the waters are expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon and crest at about 10 feet by early Saturday.
A Wind Advisory also remains in effect in Kosciusko and surrounding counties until 6 p.m. tonight. Travel on east-west roads will be difficult at times, especially in high profile vehicles. Watch for loose objects that are being tossed around by the sustained 30 mph winds. Gusts to 45 mph are also causing some downed tree limbs and isolated power outages are possible.