Well the Norway and Oakdale Dam water levels are starting to steady off after a rapid rise between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. but they have a very high flow between 16,000 and 17,000 cfs. It is enough to close a couple roads in Carroll County at 2000 and 2500 W. Some folks have reported up to 4 feet of water in their yards at Horseshoe Bend but no evacuations have been ordered since most roads still remain clear of water. I spoke with White and Carroll County Emergency Management and they have made it clear that all residents in those normally flood-prone areas on the Tippecanoe River need to be ready to move if evacuations are ordered. If the flow reaches up to 22,000 cfs then the flooding would be bad enough for this to happen. Levels are not expected to reach that high but residents need to monitor the situation closely over the next few hours. The good news is NO MORE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT....but Tuesday could be a different story.
High wind gusts are also causing problems with power lines being knocked down. The ground is soft and saturated due to 2 to 3 inches of rain and those wind gusts of 40 to 55 mph are easily causing big problems. The wind should start easing up by 9 p.m. across the area. I will check back if anything should change tonight. Thanks for all your helpful e-mails and pictures. I will post all those incredible pictures as soon as I can. What a day it has been and I appreciate all your help as always. It was a team effort and we proudly were the only station that warned you of those hurricane force winds that swept through the area. I am glad everybody is safe and sound from where you live! :)