As of now, several area rivers are expected to be into minor to moderate flood stage by Friday and Saturday.
Conestogo River (St. Jacobs): Flood coordinators in Woolwich Township are advised to monitor and prepare to close the low level bridge at 1505 Three Bridges Road on Thursday afternoon.
Midland city officials say Emerson Park, Dublin Avenue, West St. Andrews Road, Currie Parkway, Pomranky Road, St. Charles Street and Poseyville Road likely will be under water this weekend.
The Saginaw River is expected to crest around 17.4 feet in Bay and Saginaw counties on Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service expects the Missouri River to reach 30.1 feet in St. Joseph early next week and hold at near record levels until the middle of next week, when it is expected to begin to slowly recede.
Historic flooding in the Midwest has compromised a dam in Nebraska, killed at least one man and threatened the closure of a nuclear power plant.
In hilly terrain, there are hundreds of low water crossings that are potentially risky in heavy rain. The flood stage at Kansas City is 32 feet. They could be tested this year.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an emergency disaster proclamation and activated the state emergency operations center Thursday. There remains some uncertainty in the current track of this weather system which may impact the timing and amount of rainfall and snow melt associated with this event. The chance the river will reach major flood stage in Fargo increased from 50 percent last week to 90 percent. "Widespread and extremely risky flooding will continue today and tonight", the National Weather Service office in Omaha wrote in an update Friday morning. Homes were reported damaged, while power was knocked out to thousands.
The National Weather Service river gauge upstream from Cooper Nuclear Station was swept away, so measurements from the plant were being shared with the NWS, Becker told Newsweek. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads.