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Sandbags will stay, says EMA director August

Heavy rains revisited Adams and surrounding counties once again this past weekend, reigniting flooding into area fields and causing area creeks and rivers to start rising once again. Although rivers such as the Wabash and St. Marys started to rise again, EMA director John August said that, barring other heavy rain incidents, it is not anticipated that the rivers will rise as high as they did during historical flooding last week. “The St. Marys River in Decatur had dropped back to a normal crest of 17 feet,” said August. “By Saturday, it had risen to nearly 21 feet. At this point, we don’t have any reason to believe that it is going to rise much more.” The uncertainty continues to lie in the continued stationary status of a front that National Weather Service officials are now referring to as, The Great Lakes Trough. Low pressures continued to form along the stationary frontal boundary and drop more rain as they pass over the area. In the latest weekend onslaught, A... Read More >