Sandusky River in Tiffin remained under a flood warning Wednesday night and did not crest when expected.
The water still was rising Wednesday afternoon. Officials were trying to figure out how much higher it was going to go and when it was going to quit rising, Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County Emergency Management Agency, said last evening.
"This is just a real unusual event," he said.
The highest observation for the river was 10.99 feet at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The measurement would be seventh on the list of historical crests for the river in Tiffin, just below the measurement of 11 feet recorded Jan. 23, 1959.
The water had dropped to 10.54 feet at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and was expected to drop to 10.2 feet by 7 a.m. today and 6.1 feet by 7 p.m.
Stahl said he hoped there would be a couple days of the river receding so if rain fell, there would be some place for water to go. The area could get up to 2 inches of rain Saturday, he said.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Sun shines on Sandusky River at the Market Street bridge around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. The water measured 10.6 feet then, according to National Weather Service.
National Weather Service's prediction for Sandusky River is 5.1 feet at 1 a.m. Saturday and 5.6 feet at 1 a.m. Sunday.
The weather's service's forecast for Tiffin includes showers Friday night, rain and snow Saturday and a chance of snow Sunday.
Stahl said a National Weather Service teleconference Wednesday was about the weekend storm.
Fourteen officials representing Mercy Tiffin Hospital, New Riegel Fire Department, Seneca County Dog Warden's Office, Seneca County EMA, Seneca County EMS, Seneca County Engineer's Office, Seneca County Sheriff's Office, Seneca East Local School District, Tiffin City Schools, Tiffin Fire Department and Tiffin Police Department attended the briefing in Emergency Operations Center Wednesday afternoon.