Some flood damage reported

August 02, 2013|WSBT-TV Report
  • Tree uprooted at Yellow Creek Lake. (Photo provided by Tina Miller,
Tree uprooted at Yellow Creek Lake. (Photo provided by Tina Miller,

Some of us got hit with some pretty strong rainfall on Friday.

It was short-lived but was packed with a punch, especially in parts of Kosciusko, Marshall and Fulton Counties.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kosciusko County, southeastern Marshall County, northeastern Fulton County, northern Wabash County, and Whitley Counties that ended 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Weather service officials in North Webster say a widespread area was hit with 2-4 inches of rainfall along the U.S. 30 corridor from Marshall County southeast to Fort Wayne.

Some places got dumped with 5 to 6 inches or rain.

Another 1 to 2 inches was possible overnight.

Locations in the warning area include Warsaw, Leesburg, Pierceton, Bourbon, Tippecanoe, Talma, Claypool, Mentone and South Whitley.

A statement from the National Weather said excessive runoff from the heavy rainfall caused flooding of small creeks and streams, highways and underpasses. Country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams and other low-lying areas were also expected to flood.


The series of heavy storms in Kosciusko County late Friday afternoon not only caused widespread flooding but also downed trees. According to, the Silver Lake and North Webster areas were hit the hardest.

WARNING: Do NOT drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the road. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Vehicles caught in rising water should be abandoned quickly.

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