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Incident Report 19 - August 2018 Flooding - September 12
Since August 17, many communities from across the state have been impacted by flooding and tornadoes. Fortunately, Wisconsin is experiencing drier weather which is allowing river levels to drop and cleanup and recovery efforts to begin. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 18 - August 2018 Flooding - September 8
The National Weather Service expects dry conditions for southern Wisconsin for the next few days. This will help many flooded areas. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 17 - August 2018 Flooding - September 7
While the state is getting some relief from recent heavy rainfalls that caused flooding across southern and western Wisconsin, high river levels continue to threaten several communities. The Baraboo River continues to be at major flood stage at Rock Springs and Baraboo in Sauk County. The Kickapoo River has crested, but remains at moderate flood stage at Viola, Steuben, and Gays Mills. There is also moderate flooding along the Rock River at Jefferson and the North Fox River at Berlin. No significant precipitation is expected until at least the middle of next week, which should help flooded areas dry out. Read Full Incident...
Incident Report 16 - August 2018 Flooding - September 6
After more than two weeks of heavy rainfall, the state should experience dry conditions into next week. This should help dry out flooded areas and improve river flooding. Currently major flooding is occurring along the Baraboo and Kickapoo Rivers. Minor to moderate flooding is reported elsewhere including the Fox, Rock and Pecatonica Rivers. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 15 - August 2018 Flooding - September 5
Another round of heavy rain hit Southwest, West Central, and Northeast Wisconsin Tuesday night, with up to 6 inches falling in some areas. Heavy rains fell across a large portion of the state bringing strong winds and flash flooding in many areas that have already experienced flooding in recent weeks. The National Weather Service has now confirmed 19 tornadoes that hit east central Wisconsin on August 28, including an EF-1 near Eden in Fond du Lac County and an EF-0 near Cascade in Sheboygan County. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 14 - August 2018 Flooding - September 4
Heavy rains, strong winds, and possible tornadoes could impact western Wisconsin Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) says 2-4 inches of rain will be common, with some areas north of La Crosse receiving 6-8 inches. Areas south of La Crosse, which have already been hit hard in the last week, could see 2-3 inches locally. Flood Warnings are currently in effect for portions of Juneau, Vernon, Richland, Crawford, Monroe Counties. Flood Watches have been posted throughout parts of southern, central, and northwest Wisconsin. If drivers encounter flooding on a roadway, they are urged to turn around and find another route. Never attempt to drive through floodwaters. Read Full...
Incident Report 13 - August 2018 Flooding - September 3
Heavy rains continued to move across southern Wisconsin today. Since 8:00 a.m., some areas have received ½ to 1 ½” of rain. Tonight through Tuesday, the heavy rains are expected in central and northeast Wisconsin where some areas could receive 2-4” of rain. Elsewhere, the southern areas could receive less than 1-2”. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 12 - August 2018 Flooding - September 2
Flood response activities continued across southern Wisconsin today, as communities continue to address high water in many areas. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 11 - August 2018 Flooding - September 1
Communities across southern Wisconsin continue to respond to flooding, while additional rain in the forecast could add to already swollen rivers. The National Weather Service says rainfall totals of 1-3 inches are possible across southern Wisconsin through Monday night. Strong thunderstorms are also possible Sunday afternoon and evening. Flash flood watches across the region have been cancelled, after rainfall totals Friday night were lower than expected. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 10 - August 2018 Flooding - August 31
As the Labor Day weekend gets underway, several communities in southern and western Wisconsin continue to deal with flooding. Rain and potentially severe storms in the forecast for this weekend could result in additional flooding. Flash flood watches are in effect for several counties in east central and northwestern Wisconsin. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 9 - August 2018 Flooding - August 30
The National Weather Service has confirmed an outbreak of 16 tornadoes in east central Wisconsin on Tuesday evening. NWS is reviewing additional locations. Several trees were uprooted and buildings were damaged. No injuries were reported. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 8 - August 2018 Flooding - August 29
Recovery efforts continue in communities across Wisconsin, following recent storms that have caused widespread flooding in many parts of the state and generated at least two tornadoes on Tuesday evening. The tornadoes, which touched down in southwest Fond du Lac County near Brandon and north of Kiel near the Calumet and Manitowoc County lines, downed trees and power lines, while also damaging multiple buildings. No injuries were reported. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 7 - August 2018 Flooding - August 29
A line of severe weather swept across central and east central Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon, bringing with it heavy rain, strong winds, and possible tornadoes. The strongest storms were in west central Wisconsin in an eastern line stretching from Waushara County to Manitowoc County. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 6 - August 2018 Flooding - August 28
Torrential rains returned to the state Monday night, dropping 3-6” of rain on parts of Wisconsin in a line stretching east from La Crosse. Some areas saw localized rainfalls of up to 11”. The storm caused widespread flooding in several counties, damaging homes and businesses and forcing multiple road closures. Adams, Monroe, and Vernon counties, as well as the Town of Elroy in Juneau County have all declared States of Emergency in response to the flooding. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 5 - August 2018 Flooding - August 27
More severe weather is expected to impact Wisconsin in the next 24 hours. Severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches have been posted for most of the state. Flash flood warnings are in effect for Ozaukee and Washington counties. The National Weather Service anticipates central Wisconsin could receive the heaviest precipitation Monday night, with 2-3”, while southern Wisconsin, including Dane County, could receive up to 2”. The storms tonight are also expected to bring strong winds and possible tornadoes. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 4 - August 2018 Flooding - August 26
Severe storm have been moving across Wisconsin. This evening, there have been flash flood warnings in northwest Wisconsin, tornado warnings for Ozaukee and Washington counties, severe thunderstorm warnings in southern Wisconsin and assorted watches. There have been no reports of substantial damage as of 7:00 pm. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 3 - August 2018 Flooding - August 25
Response efforts continue in Dane County, following torrential rains earlier in the week. There are concerns about rising lake levels in Madison and surrounding communities, and the need to lower water levels on Lake Mendota has resulted in flooding further down the Yahara River, which connects the lakes. Up to two inches of rain is forecast in the region Sunday night, with potentially localized heavy rainfall. This could result in the continued rise of lake levels and additional flooding. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 2 - August 2018 Flooding - August 23
Response and recovery efforts continue in Dane and Iowa counties, as a result of flooding caused by torrential rains earlier this week. Both counties and multiple communities have declared a state of emergency in response to the flooding. Governor Scott Walker has also declared a state of emergency for Dane County. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 1 - August 2018 Flooding - August 21
Dane County has declared a State of Emergency after overnight torrential rains caused widespread flooding. Multiple roads and bridges are closed and evacuations continue this morning. Some of the impacted areas include Mazomanie, Black Earth, Cross Plains, Middleton and Madison. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 3 - NW Wisconsin Flooding - June 19, 2018
Recovery and assessment efforts are underway in northwestern Wisconsin, after historic flooding caused widespread damage to roads and properties across the region in recent days. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 2 - NW Wisconsin Flooding - June 18, 2018
Damage assessments continue in northwestern Wisconsin, following heavy rains over the weekend that caused flooding across the region. The National Weather Service says portions of Douglas, Bayfield, and Ashland counties received 6-10 inches of rain over the past three days, while Drummond in Bayfield County received 15 inches between Saturday and Monday morning. Read Full Incident Report
Incident Report 1 - NW Wisconsin Flooding - June 17, 2018
Heavy rains have caused flooding and flash floods in northwestern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says the area has received 7-12” of rain. There will be a few showers tonight but the heavy rainfall has moved out. The counties with the most damage includes Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Iron and Sawyer Counties. Read Full Incident Report