Rain to continue through Wednesday prompting flooding concerns

Photo Supplied – National Weather Service

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Elevated flooding concerns are the focus this week, as rainfall will continue through Wednesday evening, with the heaviest amounts north of US-24.


Photo Supplied – National Weather Service

Many areas have already received over an inch of rain and additional amounts of 1-4 inches are expected through Wednesday. This will cause moderate river flooding and major river flooding is possible in some locations through the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Locally, the Allen County Highway Department has made sand and sand bags available to residents at their South Highway Barn location at 8317 Tillman Road, near I-469. Residents are reminded to bring their own shovel, a friend to help fill the sand bags, and a vehicle to transport them in.

 

City Utilities crews are also working to protect neighborhoods from the potential of street flooding and back-ups.  As a precaution, crews have placed eight pumps in neighborhoods prone to street flooding.  Four of those pumps are operating at this hour.

  • Hartman Road (pumping)
  • Wheaton Drive (Harris Elementary School) (pumping)
  • Vesey Park (pumping)
  • Hemlock and Knightsway (pumping)
  • Tillman Road/Calhoun Street
  • Belle Vista Boulevard/Corvalis Avenue
  • Fernwood Avenue/Dalevue Drive
  • Old Mill Road/W. Fairfax Avenue

The Public Works Division is monitoring river levels and additional pumps are on-hand should they be needed.

Meantime the timing of river crests will vary, as it takes time for them to respond. Some are not forecasted to crest until Friday. Otherwise, expect ponding of water over the roadways and in low lying agricultural areas.

 

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