200 rivers above flood stage across US Midwest

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The Ohio River crested at 60.53 feet Sunday at 8:15 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the heavy rains on Saturday have already caused some area rivers to flood with other rivers expected to see major flooding this week.

Moderate flooding has occurred along the Ohio River at the McAlpine Upper gauge and at the McAlpine Lower gauge.

The National Weather Service has extended flood warnings for the St. Joseph River above Newville and the North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville.

Ohio Governor John Kasich issued an emergency declaration for 17 counties along the Ohio River and in the southern parts of the state due to risky conditions caused by severe storms and heavy rain. "Torrential, record-setting rain Saturday of 2.98" in Louisville exacerbated flood problems.

After a couple of handsome and much needed dry days across Kentuckiana, we will be back in the rain today with a warm front to our south.

"We still want people to be aware of their surroundings, especially those along creeks and streams, which could flash flood if a heavy band of rain comes through", Ober said.


"Thank goodness it's turning out the way it is". Backwater flooding from the Ohio River can worsen on area creeks, especially along the Ohio side of the river through Scioto and Adams counties.

Any rain anticipated this week "shouldn't be any significant factor for us here", he said.

"It will go down gradually and by Friday morning it will be down to 27 feet", Vargo said.

She's lived on River Road for 30 years and said having a great view of the Ohio River and the rest of the city comes with a catch.

He also asks that residents call their local city, county or Red Cross if there is anyone who needs assistance.

"You just do what you have to do".

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