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Rain shouldn’t renew flooding

March 8, 2011

    Rainfall expected late tonight in Decatur and Adams County isn't expected to renew severe flooding woes here.
    The St. Marys River has fallen another foot overnight and stood at 18.2 feet at 7 a.m. today, local weather station officials said. The river crested at 22.3 last Thursday.
    The National Weather Service said this morning that there is a slight chance of rain in the Decatur area tonight, then a 100 percent chance of rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 a.m.
    Chances of rain here during daylight hours on Wednesday are pegged at 90 percent, and at 70 percent for Wednesday night.
    Forecasters list a 60 percent chance of precipitation here Thursday — in the form of snow.
    Highs near 50 degrees are seen for today and Wednesday.

Still critical
    Meanwhile, the Hoagland woman who was rescued from her car in deep floodwater near Willshire, Ohio, on March 2, remained in critical condition this morning in the intensive care unit of Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    Margaret L. Spindler, 81, was in her car and immersed in water for an unknown period of time before Decatur firefighters were able to bring her to safety from a field beside Harrison-Willshire Rd. in Van Wert County.
    Spindler was taken by ambulance from the scene to Van Wert County Hospital, then flown to Parkview by its Samaritan helicopter.

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