A flood warning is in effect for communities along the Wabash River, including Terre Haute, Montezuma and Clinton, according to the National Weather Service at Indianapolis.
Today’s heavy rains were expected to swell the river stage to 18.4 feet by Friday afternoon. Flood stage is 14 feet. As of 10 a.m. today, the river stage was 17 feet at Terre Haute, according to the weather service. Weather forecasts show more rain is expected over the next several days.
Flooding was expected to take place on local roads, low agricultural land and in river parks, according to the weather service. Flood conditions along the Wabash were expected in several counties on both sides of the river, including Vigo, Vermillion and Sullivan in Indiana, and Clark and Crawford counties in Illinois.
Motorists are reminded not to attempt to drive on flooded roadways and people should stay out of flood waters. Agricultural and recreational interests are reminded to be aware of changing river conditions.