The state of emergency was issued just days after the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) issued a widespread flood warning for the entire Grand River watershed.
Almost 100 kilometres away in Orangeville, Ont., police said a minivan was swept into the river, after a mother drove past a road block put in place due to flooding. They also look at how much frost remains in the ground to determine whether the rain will soak in or run off quickly.
59 feet: Much of state Route 52 is flooded from Cincinnati to New Richmond.
The mighty Ohio River is expected to grow deeper and wider throughout the weekend as weather forecasters now expect the river to reach moderate flood stage.
The precipitation could lead to flooding in some low-lying areas. Several low roads in the East End are also flooded.
Portions of Indiana, Kentucky, and OH, including LEWIS COUNTY.
If this occurs, Allen said, offering as a perspective, that, "Seaforth Mineral and all of River Road will be under water".
Flood warnings were in effect across a wide swath of the central and southern US, from Wisconsin, Illinois and OH to Texas and Louisiana.
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Flooding continues to be the main hazard through the period.
Klumpp stepped into the road during a break in Tuesday's rain and spread her arms, pointing to the water in the river and in a channel on the other side of VanLopik Street.
Shelters took in people forced from their homes and water-related deaths were reported this week in Michigan, Illinois, and Oklahoma.
In southeast MI, the National Weather Service office in White Lake reported the River Raisin crested in Blissfield 1.2 feet above flood stage at 3 p.m. Thursday and said its flood there would end by Friday evening.
On Friday morning, crews in Covington, Kentucky, will be out installing floodgates on 16th Street near the Licking River levee and on Bakewell Street near the Ohio River.
Flash flooding will be a concern this weekend. Water backing up Half Moon Slough and Boggy Creek in Southwest Clark County. Operations manager Curtis Gillman said the water was so deep, a pontoon boat could go through it.
If temperatures had remained chilly, these waves of rain could instead have resulted in "serious amounts of snow through a multiple-day event", Coulson said.
"Heavy rain certainly contributed to the landslides", Vargo said. At 11 a.m. Thursday, the stage was 6.9 feet and steady; flood stage is 6 feet.