Heavy rains and flooding forced the closure of rides at the Jay County Fair.

Heavy rains and flooding plaguing county fair

Officials with the Jay County Fair had to close the midway Tuesday because of flooding caused by heavy rains. It’s expected to be open Wednesday evening, but that could change if more rain enters the area.

File photo of J. Edward Roush Lake courtesy U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Evacuations possible after dams open

Water is being released from dams at Roush Lake and the Salamonie Reservoir because of record rainfall so officials are taking precautions in case that excess water flowing into the Wabash River creates extreme flooding.

FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo,   emergency crews rescue residents by boat from flooded homes along the Mississippi River in the East St. Louis, Ill. Significant flooding in June was reported in parts of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri and more rain forecast this week furthers worries that already serious flooding won't go away anytime soon. (Zia Nizami/Belleville News-Democrat via AP, File)

Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

It seems to be unrelenting: More rain is forecast for later this week in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, “possibly a lot,” National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs said Monday.