State of Emergency in Brantford, Ont., Due to Flooding

A street in Brantford Ont. is flooded on Feb. 21 2018

Portions of Route 8 in northern Kentucky become flooded, as well as portions of Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana.

Many living around the area are fearing major problems. "We are asking people not to go into the water". The river will fall below flood stage by Saturday morning.

Sekelsky said rain forecasts are not added to the flooding forecasts more than two or three days ahead of time.

The National Weather Service office in North Webster, Ind., said the Tiffin would crest in Stryker at 16.5 feet, 5.5 feet above flood stage, early Friday morning. Water also encroaches on homes in New Richmond.

With the snowpack melting and rain falling onto sodden or frozen ground, conditions were ripe for flooding to occur, especially with ice jams locked in place in communities, including Cambridge, Brantford and Cayuga.

Meanwhile, one local company is offering to help downtown businesses affected by the flooding.

At the same time, the weather service was looking at a forecast which called for the possibility of a "prolonged period of wet weather to set up over the OH and MS river valleys" this week.

Monitoring stations show the river has pushed into moderate flood stage at over 56 feet. This would cause the river to go to even higher levels.

The Grand River Conservation Authority said an ice jam upstream of Parkhill Dam released around 2 a.m. Wednesday, sending a surge of water downstream. Flood water will also affect a number of low-lying roadways, industrial sites & railways.

There will be several hours of dry weather Saturday. The officials made the decision for the sake of the safety of the city and its citizens and are expected to take down the flood walls Wednesday when the river settles back to its normal height. Water backing up Half Moon Slough and Boggy Creek in Southwest Clark County.

Lansing, Michigan, Mayor Andy Schor declared a state of emergency for the city in anticipation that flooding will hit residential areas.

A flood warning continues for Dorcheat Bayou near Springhill, LA, until the warning is cancelled.

At 56 feet. flooding occurs along the river especially on the OH side in Adams and Brown counties, according to NWS. Avoid walking through standing water to avoid electricution.

Paul Nancekivell said Thursday is unlikely the boy, who family have identified as Kaden Young, would have survived the night.

"We want to respond to the actual needs rather than imposing supports that aren't needed", she said.

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