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Flooding from heavy rain, melting snow hits state

Flooding from heavy rain, melting snow hits state”

More rainfall is expected from Texas to OH over the next few days, on top of ground that's already saturated from prior days of excessive rain, the National Weather Service said. In Arkansas, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says the bus became stuck Wednesday morning in a rural part of North Little Rock.

President Donald Trump, looks to Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., as she speaks during the listening session with high school students, teachers, and others in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

"This city has not seen flooding like this in the last 45 years", Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese said during a news conference, the Elkhart Truth reported. A school bus was pushed off a county road near Lafayette, Indiana, by the wake of a passing vehicle.

The storm system started pushing heavy rain, snow and ice into the region this week, affecting roads and other low-lying areas. No students were injured. Residents in Mattawan, in southwestern MI, used sandbags to protect homes and businesses as a river rose above its banks. In southeastern MI, the River Raisin crested Thursday in Monroe and is expected to crest early Saturday in Dundee.

Rain from Winter Storm Oliver melted snow and triggered flooding in parts of Indiana Tuesday as the storm headed Northeast.

Flood warnings are in effect Wednesday for parts of northern IL and northern in, along with southern Wisconsin and much of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

The National Weather Service also issued flood warnings for parts of Missouri and Texas.

Winter weather advisories are in effect for an area stretching from southwestern IL to Texas.

Flooding caused by heavy rainfall and melting snow has closed numerous roads across northern Indiana.

Rising waters also forced some 19 people to evacuate their homes in Elkhart, Indiana, a community about 110 miles (175 km) southeast of Chicago, the local newspaper reported.

Berrien County officials have been in contact with Indiana Michigan Power officials regarding hydro-electric dams that they operate on the rivers in Berrien County.

The vehicle Jonathan Johnson was driving sits unoccupied in the flood water on February 20, 2018 in Janesville, Wis.



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