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Sunday evening update: river flooding / rainfall totals

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Through 7 PM this Sunday, here are our rainfall totals:


Toledo (Executive Airport): 2.09"
Toledo (Express Airport): 1.98"
Napoleon: 1.97" through 9 AM, waiting for update for this one location
Lima: 1.39"
Defiance: 1.36"
Findlay: 1.16"

After a week of melting snow, plus 1/2" to 3/4" of rain on Thursday night, this additional rain has caused a significant rise in the area rivers.  River Flood Warnings are in effect across 10 area counties.  They include Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Ottawa, Sandusky, Henry, Putnam, Allen, Paulding, Defiance and Marion.  Additionally, a Flood Advisory continues for Hardin County, this evening.

Northwest Ohio's larger rivers will continue to swell, a bit above flood stage, early this week.  While this is the first round of widespread river flooding we've seen in a while, most of this flooding will be classified as minor, with the majority of the impact on secondary roads and low-lying parks.  This flooding will be on par with the typical late winter / early spring flood episodes that we endure in a typical year.  

On the positive side, after a dry 2012, 2013 is beginning with a rainfall surplus!

Here are some specifics for a few area rivers:

Maumee River at Waterville: Should crest about 2.3' above flood stage on Monday evening.

Portage River at Woodville: Should crest about 2' above flood stage on Monday around midday.
Lower portions of Erie Street, as well as Trail Marker Park, will likely see some flooding.

Blanchard River at Findlay: Should crest barely above flood stage on Monday.
Low-lying portions of South River Road, Howard Street, County Road 140, East Main Cross Street, and Riverside Park will likely see flooding from the Blanchard River.

Eagle Creek, north of Findlay: Should crest about 1' above flood stage on Monday.
Portions of Fremont Avenue and Graceland Avenue will flood, and come close to South Blanchard Street and Brookside Drive.

Auglaize River at Fort Jennings: Should crest about 2' above flood stage late tonight into early Monday.
This will impact farmland and numerous low-lying areas along the floodplain in generally rural parts of northwest Ohio.

Scioto River at LaRue: Should crest 1' to 2' above flood stage around midday Monday.
This will impact farmland, low-lying areas and some secondary roads.

Nearly twice as many Americans die in flooding, each year, compared to tornadoes.  Nearly half of the flood-related fatalities occur in vehicles, and most of these are very preventable.  As the Weather Service says, "Turn Around, Don't Drown" if you encounter a flooded roadway.
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