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Update – 12:15 P.M.
Update – 3:40 P.M.
A flood warning has been issued for the Blanchard River in Findlay. The river is expected to enter flood stage this afternoon and crest in the moderate flood stage at 13.2 feet early Wednesday morning. Current models show the Blanchard exiting flood stage Thursday evening. At 13 feet flood waters start to impact East Sandusky Street, Main Cross Street, Blanchard Road, Clinton Court, and many other streets near the Blanchard River. Also at that level the river pushes back into Eagle and Lye Creeks.
The Eagle Creek reached major flood stage just before 3 P.M. today. It measured 11.07 feet with major stage at 11. At that level Eagle Creek will threaten residences along Fremont and Graceland Avenue, East Lincoln Street and Brookside Drive. Other roads impacted include East High Street, Wilson Street, Blanchard Avenue near Graceland Avenue, Beachmont Street to Main Street, and Eastview north of 6th Street.
Downstream in Ottawa the river is now in the flood stage. The predicted crest for the Blanchard has been revised down to 24.8 feet. That should happen tomorrow afternoon, with the river exiting flood stage Thursday night.
The Auglaize River in Putnam County remains in flood stage today as well. The river had crested in minor flood stage Monday, but is now expected to crest in the moderate flood stage at 17.2 feet tomorrow morning. It could be Thursday afternoon before the Auglaize drops back below flood stage.
Putnam and Allen Counties are under a flood warning until 2 p.m. today. You’re reminded to never try and cross standing water on area roadways. Several roads in the region are closed due to high water.
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