May 21, 2018

Flood warning issued for Fox River

16 May 2018, 11:01 | Winifred Adams

Rainfall totals during the past week May 7-13 2018

Rainfall totals during the past week May 7-13 2018

All of the rainy weather we have had the last few days has led the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids to issue a Flood Watch for portions of south central MI and southwest MI. Residents along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

Meteorologist Ryan Leach said that the river will be at flood stage for weeks to come. A flood advisory continues through Thursday for the east branch of the DuPage River in Bolingbrook, affecting Will County.

At 10 a.m., Wednesday, the stage was 8.9 feet and rising.

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The Rock River at Newville is now at "pre-flooding" stage.

Ponding of water is possible in low lying areas like ditches, culverts and fields.

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are expected after 2 p.m. Wednesday and again beginning Thursday afternoon. Water also begins to flood yards of four elevated homes along Mount Vernon Road in Douglas County. There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the same areas, especially during the evening hours, they said.

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