WARSAW — At 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, Feb. 21, the National Weather Service readings on the Tippecanoe River at Ora indicated the river had risen to 14.07 feet, which is over two feet above flood stage.
Predictions indicate that the level is rising and not expected to crest until Saturday afternoon at 15.1 feet. This would indicate that flood levels could rise an additional foot higher than current levels before they level off.
Additional rain is predicted for Saturday, which could impact the situation.
With that information, the city of Warsaw asks all residents to be aware of the potential for rising floodwaters in and around their homes and the risks associated with such.
City employees and local volunteers have been filling sandbags at the street department for use by our residents. You may call the Street Department at 574-372-9561 to request bags and to volunteer to fill bags.
Please take proper safety measures and be cautious.
As always, conditions could improve or worsen over the course of the next few days and residents should take that into account as well.