A T-shirt and booster seat belonging to a toddler missing in a river near Orangeville have been located by police.
The National Weather Service predicted the Grand River in Lansing would crest by late Thursday at 14.6 feet (4.5 meters), almost 3 feet (1 meter) above flood stage. All trails near the river were also closed.
The National Weather Service in Paducah is estimating a total of 7-8 inches by week's end, and motorists are reminded to use caution when they encounter high water over roads.
Officials say residents still need to be extremely cautious around all bodies of water and warned that banks near rivers and creeks were very slippery.
"Pleasant Valley Hospital is a provider of critical services, which is why we've taken the necessary steps to ensure we have the proper staff, supplies, and transportation available".
The boy's father was there to assist in the search for his son but did not speak with reporters.More news: Trump's son-in-law faces Kelly over new restrictions on insider information
He has been identified by several sources as Kaden Young. He was out of town earlier this week and returned Wednesday night to find his home surrounded by water.
"Stay away from the river", Friel told media Thursday.
All eyes are on the Ohio River this weekend as more flooding is predicted for the area.
Police also previously said that fog would have created visibility issues for drivers in the area at the time of the incident. Specifically, Florence was deluged with upwards of 2 inches, triggering some morning flooding in the city, while Athens received close to an inch, he said.
"We are still pretty saturated from the last rain event, so we might see some flooding Sunday", she said.
Vargo said he is anxious with the river flooding and creeks and streams. But unlike parts of northern IN and southeast MI that are experiencing record floods, areas closer to Toledo had less snow on the ground and received less rainfall, so local flooding has been relatively modest.More news: MUELLER STRIKES: Special Counsel INDICTS PAUL MANAFORT… Again
Several schools near the river were closed, as were the Brantford Charity Casino and the Market Street parkade.
An OPP helicopter is providing support to ground crews searching for the little boy.
He added that the operation has now switched to a recovery operation.
"It's been more than 24 hours, the water is extremely cold there's a very slim change he'd be alive", said Const. Paul Nancekivell. She described him as a "bubbly boy" who was always smiling. An ice jam downstream of the city broke up Thursday afternoon.
"The mother managed to get herself out and removed her child from the vehicle".
Peru firefighters responded to a call around 11:30 a.m. Thursday that a auto was stuck in the flood waters on Water Street.More news: Steve Smith reveals what he has learnt from Virat Kohli