Flash Flood Watch issued June 17 at 3:44AM EDT until June 18 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Wilmington has expanded the * Flash Flood Watch to include portions of East Central Indiana and Ohio, including the following areas, in East Central Indiana, Fayette IN, Union IN, and Wayne. In Ohio, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Delaware, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Preble, Shelby, and Union OH. * Through Tuesday afternoon * With the ground already saturated, additional rounds of showers and embedded thunderstorms today through early Tuesday could result in new instances of flash flooding. Additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches will be possible in the heaviest and most persistent storm activity. Some locations could have rain repeatedly move across spots which have already received up to 2 to 3 inches of rain in the past several days. This may result in flash flooding with lighter rainfall amounts than would otherwise be expected.
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Tuesday, June 11th

65 Rohingya Muslims found shipwrecked in southern Thailand

Ethnic Rohingyas sits on a beach at Rawi island in Satun province of southern Thailand Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Thai officials say they have discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand. (Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation via AP)

BANGKOK (AP) - Thai officials said they discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees on Tuesday who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand.

The chief of Tarutao National Marine Park, Kanjanapan Kamhaeng, said the boat carrying the Rohingya was found after several Thai and Myanmar citizens told park officials their ship had broken down. They initially denied they were transporting Rohingya.

Kanjanapan said the boat was found smashed onto a rocky shore and a preliminary check showed it was carrying 65 Rohingya and several Thai and Myanmar citizens who were identified by the Rohingya as in charge of operating the ship.

Kanjanapan said the Thai navy took the group away to be processed by immigration officials.

Navy officer Cmdr. Thanapong Sudrak said authorities will investigate whether the incident involved human trafficking.

Rohingyas originate in Rakhine state in Myanmar, where they face extreme persecution by authorities and majority Buddhists, prompting their flight over the years, many on rickety boats that were sometimes pushed back into the open sea by countries such as Thailand.

Attacks by Myanmar's army in 2017 caused more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee to overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh and elsewhere for safety.

The Thai navy search a shipwrecked boat at Rawi island in Satun province of southern Thailand Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Thai officials say they have discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand. (Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation via AP)