Governor Walker is declaring a State of Emergency for the counties of Fond du Lac, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Washington after severe storms and flash flooding crushed Wisconsin. The six western counties were added to Walker’s executive order issued last week that declared a State of Emergency for Dane County. Certain parts of La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties have received up to 12 inches in the last day.
Several communities in western Wisconsin are being hit by severe flooding. Officials spent yesterday working to clean up houses, roads, and railroad tracks. Residents in the Town of Leon says the flooding is the worst it’s ever been in the area. Monroe County officials say numerous roads are still closed because of high water and debris. Evacuation centers have opened for those affected by the flooding.
The city of Madison is preparing for the worst with more rain on the way. Rain expected yesterday has been considered a flooding threat. City officials are also concerned about loss of power and uprooted trees and several other roads were closed.