(UPDATED) Flood warning issued

The Huron River near Milan is on the list.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 21, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Northern Huron County.

An ice jam on the Huron River may create flooding near the river around Milan and Norwalk. Do not drive through flooded roadways.

This warning is in effect until 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Here are some details provided by the weather service:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE HURON RIVER NEAR MILAN.
* AT 9:30 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 21.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 22.4 FEET BY LATE TONIGHT.
THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY MORNING.
* THE FLOOD WILL CAUSE ICE TO BREAK UP OR BECOME JAMMED. ICE JAMS
ARE VERY UNPREDICTABLE CAUSING SHARP RIVER RISES AND FALLS.
* AT 22.5 FEET...HOMES INUNDATED IN FRANKLIN FLATS. MANY EVACUATIONS
NECESSARY. PROPERTY ALONG ROUTE 250 INUNDATED AND SEVERAL LOCAL
ROADS IMPASSABLE.
* AT 21.0 FEET...FLOODWATERS MAY BEGIN TO AFFECT BUSINESSES ALONG THE
RIVER NEAR THE VILLAGE OF MILAN NEAR US ROUTE 250. WATER WILL BE
NEARLY TWO FEET DEEP IN PORTIONS OF FRANKLIN FLATS. LOW LYING
SECONDARY ROADS NEAR THE RIVER MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE.
* AT 19.5 FEET...FLOOD WATERS OVER A FOOT DEEP IN FRANKLIN FLATS.
HURON RIVER VALLEY CAMPGROUND INUNDATED.
* AT 18.0 FEET...FLOODING OCCURS IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER
FROM MILAN TO FRANKLIN FLATS.

Special message from the weather service:

PATCHES OF ICE COULD DEVELOP ON AREA ROADS TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

MELTING SNOW HAS CAUSED AREAS WHERE HIGHWAYS...ON RAMPS AND PARKING
LOTS ARE WET FROM THE MELT WATER. WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS EXPECTED TO
DROP BELOW FREEZING...THIS WATER CAN EASILY FREEZE SINCE MOST OF
THE ROAD SALT HAS BEEN WASHED AWAY. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE
CAUTION DRIVING TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AND BE ALERT FOR
PATCHES OF ICE.

At 10:43 p.m. Friday, the weather service provided this update:

...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN OHIO...

CUYAHOGA RIVER AT INDEPENDENCE

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN OHIO...

SANDUSKY RIVER ABOVE FREMONT
HURON RIVER NEAR MILAN
BLANCHARD RIVER NEAR FINDLAY
MAUMEE RIVER AT WATERVILLE
EAGLE CREEK ABOVE FINDLAY
PORTAGE RIVER AT WOODVILLE
VERMILION RIVER NEAR VERMILION
BLACK RIVER AT ELYRIA
CHAGRIN RIVER AT WILLOUGHBY
SCIOTO RIVER NEAR LARUE
SCIOTO RIVER NEAR PROSPECT
KILLBUCK CREEK NEAR KILLBUCK

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NEVER DRIVE YOUR CAR THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. THE WATER MAY BE
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

Comments

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