Flood warnings continue for the Auglaize and Blanchard Rivers in Putnan County, as well as related streams and tributaries. Currently the rivers are dropping at several inches per hour and major highways should reopen once the Blanchard recedes below 26 feet, which is expected to occur late Tuesday afternoon or evening.

Numerous roads are water covered and should be considered impassable.

Closed are:

- SR 634 between Sr 114 and SR 613

- SR 190 between SR 634 and SR 224

- SR 114 between SR 694 and US 224

- SR 189 between SR 190 and SR 115

- SR 115 between US 224 and and SR 12

Never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to play in or near flood waters.

Village and county officials have been in contact with each other and surrounding counties to keep abreast of changing conditions and predictions. Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations for updates from the National Weather Service and any pertinent local information.

Inquiries should be made to your local village offices or the Putnam County Office of Public Safety @ 419-538-7315. Weather and river information can be found at the National Weather Service website http://crh.noaa.gov/iwx. River information can be found under the "Rivers and Lakes AHPS" tab on the left.