Thursday , 15 November 2018

August 29, 2018 E-News

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency for Fond du Lac, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Washington Counties:  Walker has declared a State of Emergency for the counties of Fond du Lac, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Washington following severe storms and flash flooding that continue to impact Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Safety Council: How to Stay Safe During a Flood:  As numerous parts of Wisconsin have been hit recently by historic rainfall, the Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) is reminding residents to be prepared and to stay safe.

La Crosse area digs out from massive flooding; Coon Valley takes major hit as rain won’t relent:  Flash flooding is sweeping through parts of the Coulee Region today after nearly a foot of rain hit some areas overnight, causing road closures, evacuations, rescues and mudslides.

Baraboo River to rise 10 feet following heavy rain to the north, officials say:  Much of Sauk County experienced flash flooding on Tuesday, but the area is also preparing for flooding along the Baraboo River later in the week.

“It’s real bad:” Reports of heavy damage including hundreds of trees down in Dodge County:  Hundreds of trees are down in the small village of Brownsville.  Between there and Lomira, it’s the worst hit spot in Dodge County.  To demonstrate how powerful the wind was in the area Tuesday afternoon look no further than the long piece of metal roofing wrapped around a wooden pole across from the local BP station.

Kind, Baldwin request federal help for storm damage:  Rep. Ron Kind and Senator Tammy Baldwin are asking the Trump Administration for assistance with repairing the damage done by flooding in the region.  In a joint statement, they said they’ve asked for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

One of our own gets through Brownsville Tornado OK:  Kelly Thomas and his family got through a very violent tornado Tuesday evening.  Kelly and his family are safe but have no power.  Please keep him and his family in your thoughts today.

 Please let us know if we can assist in any emergency situations, or recovery afterwards.

By the way, WRWA Operator Expo was a great success and we had near record numbers of vendors and attendees.  Thanks to everyone who attended and we hope to see you again next year.

Quote:  “Under floods that are deepest, which Neptune obey, over rocks that are steepest, love will find out the way.”-Percy’s Reliques

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