Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 12, 2013

Flood warnings issued for Wildcat Creek


From staff reports

— The National Weather Service issued flood warnings and advisories for Wildcat Creek Friday after the area received several inches of rain.

Minor flooding continued Friday along much of the Wildcat Creek in Howard, Carroll and Tippecanoe counties, the NWS reported.

The creek peaked in the Lafayette area Thursday evening, but continued to slowly rise upstream in Kokomo.

Flooding is expected to end by Monday, but could return next week as more rain is in the forecast, Larry Smith, director of the Howard County Emergency Management Agency said Friday.

“This weekend is going to be cool and warm on Sunday with the possibility of storms next week, which may push it up even further,” he said.

As of 7:30 a.m., the creek hit 10.54 feet, just over flood stage, which is 10 feet.

“Normally when it hits 11, 12 or 13 it causes problem,” said Smith. “Right now we haven’t had any problems other than high water on the roads.”

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