Blanchard River Expected To Enter Flood Stage Today

4/26/19 – 5:06 A.M.

Overnight downpours mean we can expect flooding in the area today. You’ll notice standing water near several area roads this morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Findlay Police Department say you’ll see high water signs on low-lying roads. They remind you to never try and cross a road with water running across it.

As for area waterways, the Eagle Creek is already in minor flood stage but appears close to cresting at a little more than 9.5 feet. At that level Eagle Creek starts to cover parts of Fremont and Graceland avenues in Findlay.

The National Weather Service is calling for the Blanchard River to reach moderate flood stage in Findlay. The Blanchard should enter flood stage by mid-morning. They expect the river to crest at 12.3 feet around 8 p.m. At that level, you’ll see water across several low-lying roads along the river. That includes Blanchard Street between Sandusky and Main Cross.

Downstream in Ottawa the Blanchard is expected to enter minor flood stage Saturday morning. The National Weather Service is calling for it to crest at 24.6 feet early Sunday morning.