See Photos of the Floods Overwhelming the Central US

Despite what seems to be a cold winter, global warming feeds flooding in the central and southern U.S. states.

Over the weekend, a violent storm system with relentless rains and fierce winds attacked the southern and central parts of the US.

The National Weather Service has extended flood warnings for the St. Joseph River above Newville and the North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville.

High water floods the street from the Ohio River, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.

The Illinois River near Tahlequah has reached major flood stage as of Sunday morning and is now forecasted to crest at a height near 19.5 feet by Sunday afternoon.

Flooding could affect homes on South Christianson Road and Happy Hollow Park, with minor erosional flood damage to low-lying areas and agricultural land in both the Afton and Janesville areas.

We've had an extremely wet February with many places a good 5-6 inches above average as far as rainfall is concerned. Minor erosional flood damage to low-lying areas and agricultural land in Janesville and Afton is anticipated.

Skies will clear starting Sunday and for early next week.

Operations have returned to normal at the 911 Center in Wood County where officials were on heightened alert because of flooding forecasted on the Ohio River.

Then we'll finally start to see some sunshine and drier weather on Monday, with temperatures right around 70.

"We still want people to be aware of their surroundings, especially those along creeks and streams, which could flash flood if a heavy band of rain comes through", Ober said.

Roads are closed throughout the area along the river.

The preparedness actions taken on Friday, such as having help ready from the West Virginia Army National Guard and the American Red Cross, have been canceled, Woodyard said. The city is already telling residents in flood-prone areas to find somewhere else to stay starting Sunday night.


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