Water, Water Everywhere

By Max Resnik

March 5, 2011 Updated Mar 5, 2011 at 7:14 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Flood waters can still be seen and felt in many parts of the Fort Wayne/Allen County area. The southern portion of Fort Wayne will be monitored for more possible flooding over the next couple of days.

Bob Kennedy, Director of Public Works for the City of Fort Wayne says, “Our main focus will be on the St. Marys out in the south portion of Fort Wayne. The Maumee and St. Joe on the north portion of Fort Wayne- both have flood protection throughout all the residential, all the homes are protected. So, they're going to crest here in the next few days, but we're not expecting any problems on the north side of Fort Wayne.”

The St. Joseph River is expected to crest Sunday night in Fort Wayne and the Maumee is expected to crest Monday in Fort Wayne. The St. Marys is cresting and remains above flood stage in Fort Wayne.

As the sun goes down and the temperatures drop, folks in all viewing areas are being advised to be especially careful of freezing floodwater patches. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is also pushing the awareness adding that driving at night is even more dangerous because recognizing the floodwater patches is extremely difficult.

Similar to getting stuck in blizzard-like conditions, having a cell phone and non-perishable goods could play the biggest role in the event that you’re stranded or stuck waiting for help.




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