Flash Flood Watch issued June 17 at 3:46PM EDT until June 18 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * 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 tonight through Tuesday could result in new instances of flash flooding. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in the heaviest and most persistent storm activity. This may result in flash flooding with lighter rainfall amounts than would otherwise be expected.
Flood Advisory issued June 18 at 12:56AM EDT until June 18 at 8:40AM EDT by NWS Wilmington
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Northeastern Shelby County in west central Ohio... Northern Logan County in west central Ohio... Northeastern Auglaize County in west central Ohio... Hardin County in west central Ohio... * Until 600 AM EDT. * At 1255 AM EDT, radar indicated an area of nearly stationary heavy rain from Botkins to Kenton. Localized rainfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour will cause flooding. * Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses will occur. In addition, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will experience minor flooding. Some locations that will experience minor flooding include... Wapakoneta, Kenton, Anna, Jackson Center, Forest, Russells Point, Botkins, Lakeview, Alger, Waynesfield, Belle Center, Chippewa Park, Blanchard, Roundhead, Mount Victory, Mcguffey, Ridgeway, Uniopolis, Kettlersville and Patterson.
65° 65° chance Tue 78° Tue 78° 64° 64° Wed 80° Wed 80° chance
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)