TIMELINE: Ohio River likely to stay above flood stage for days

Katrina Barker
February 23, 2018

The river at Huntington was about 1.5 feet above flood stage and expected to fall below flood stage Monday night. We'll see a few rumbles of thunder, but the day will be mostly rainy, bringing about three-quarters of an inch of rain.

In Covington, the Madison Overlook will be closed due to the high river level.

According to the NWS, the river was expected to reach flood stage on Sunday afternoon and continue to rise to almost 55 feet by early Tuesday afternoon.

A Flood Warning is in effect and will stay in effect until the river falls below flood stage.

Forecasters are now predicting a crest on Tuesday at 54.5 feet, almost two feet above Friday's forecast.

Some residents along the Muskegon River are being urged to leave their homes as floodwaters rise in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

The National Weather Service says the Ohio River was almost seven feet above flood stage Sunday at Point Pleasant.

Lou Vargo, Ohio County Emergency Management Agency director, said water had reached the casinoás parking lot Saturday morning.

At Brookport, the river was at 39.9 feet Monday.

At stages near 38 feet, Route 124 toward Racine, Ohio, in Meigs County, is flooded. This crest compares to a crest of 16.9 feet on June 30, 2015. As of 4 p.m. Monday, the river stage at Smale Riverfront Park is 54.2 feet.

Ohio, Hart, Putnam, South Seventh, Charles, Pike, Walnut, Stone and Virginia streets were also closed with the rising waters and Gilman Avenue's coverage grew as the morning passed with both the college and high school boathouses' bays filling with water and the Rotary pavilion on the west side almost underwater entirely by mid-afternoon. It's expected to reach 44.5 feet on March 1. At 23 feet, the river approaches a major flood.

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