Flood ALERTS with rain for the weekend

Near Orangeville Grand Valley Fire Chief Kevin McNeilly says fog made visibility bad when a minivan went into the Grand River overnight. Portions of state Route 8 in northern Kentucky become flooded, as well as portions of Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana. Backwater flooding affects many roads in Anderson Township. Heavy rains contributed to mudslides on W.Va. 2/River Road between North Wheeling and Warwood, as well as on National Road/Wheeling Hill between downtown and Fulton.

The Pecatonica River at Shirland was almost 3 feet above flood stage and still on the rise as of Thursday, with waters expected to crest around 15.5 feet on Saturday. Brant County officials are also requested to monitor the Newport Road and Boundary Road areas and implement road closures as necessary.

One of thousands of people forced from their homes due to flooding in Brantford, Ont., thanked first responders for keeping things "under control".

At the same time, the weather service was looking at a forecast which called for the possibility of a "prolonged period of wet weather to set up over the OH and MS river valleys" this week. When the river rose to 17 feet in 2013, he said the water was well above his knees in the shop.

A Flood Watch continues through Sunday morning.

A dual threat weather situation is in place across Arkansas through Saturday.

Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue asssited with a swift water rescue in the early hours Wednesday morning near Grand Valley, Ont., but deputy chief Tom Mulvey said there is danger close to home as well.

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The Flood Warning continues for... She said the only flooding reported Thursday was in District 1 on Bethel Road near Oak Grove Road in northeastern Limestone County.

A state of emergency was declared in Six Nations, and the river was expected to peak in the Caledonia and Cayuga areas late in the day Thursday.

The flood waters are already causing problems further east. Water backing up Half Moon Slough and Boggy Creek in Southwest Clark County.

Heavy rain is likely Saturday night.

She said Ministry of Transportation officials would be in the city on Thursday to check on the condition of bridges, and dikes would be inspected for potential damage. Always avoid standing water because it's tough to tell how deep it is.

Cold winter ground and lack of vegetation this time of year don't allow soaking up much rainfall, she said.

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