Dozens of vehicle rescues, submerged vehicles and closed roads in flash flood zone

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The Flash Flood Warning issued for the 95.3 MNC listening area continued until 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

At 2:57 a.m. surface observations and Doppler Radar estimated that a total of 4 to 8 inches of rain had fallen across the warning area since Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The heaviest rainfall amounts were reported from eastern Starke County through much of St. Joseph County, extending northeast into extreme southeast Berrien County and southwest Cass County in southwest Michigan, the National Weather Service reported.

Additional rainfall amounts should total less than a quarter of an inch through daybreak, Tuesday, the National Weather Service stated.

Extensive flooding and flash flooding were reported in the south bend vicinity with numerous reports of vehicle rescues, submerged vehicles and closed roads.

Areal flooding is expected to continue through the morning hours.

Area police are urging motorists to not drive through flooded roadways.

More than 2,300 Indiana Michigan Power customers were without power as of 3:30 a.m. due to the storm.

Indiana Michigan power outages last updated:  03:28 AM ET 08-16-2016
County Customers
Without Power
Total Customers Percentage
Elkhart Co., IN 317 48,589 0.7
St. Joseph Co., IN 786 92,696 0.8
Berrien Co., MI 341 79,802 0.4
Cass Co., MI 789 13,332 5.9
Van Buren Co., MI 307 18,030 1.7
IN totals: 1,103 460,941 0.2
MI totals: 1,437 128,516 1.1
Total Outages 2,540 589,457 0.4

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