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Madison (Press Release) - A
significant downpour of rain and flooding occurred overnight and into the
morning in Douglas and Bayfield Counties. Up to eight inches of rain has fallen
so far in some areas triggering several road closures and scattered power
of the damage is located along the lakeshore and in the northwest part of the
county. The following communities have received the greatest damage: the City
of Superior, and the Towns of: Superior, Parkland, Lakeside and Cloverland. The
City of Superior is assessing the need to provide sheltering for residents with
homes that are inaccessible; however no shelters have been established currently.
The City is assessing the possibility of a local declaration of emergency.
There are also reports of water in basements and some buildings on the
UW-Superior campus also received flooding, closing the campus for the day.
There are no reports of any individuals displaced as a result of the flooding;
however local monitoring and assessments are ongoing.
13 is closed in both directions between County Road U and US Highway 53 and
Southbound at US Highway 53 is blocked due to the flooding. Alternate routes
have been identified. There is also water on the roadway on WI Highway 105 near
the town of Oliver. Local roads are being used as alternate routes. This
closure is expected to last for the day and possibly longer as heavy rain
continues in the area. A number of county roads have
also been washed out, including County Highways: U, FF, C, D and K.
emergency management director states that the Sheriff and the Highway
departments are busy with traffic control on Hwy 13. A mutual aid plan is in
place with the local ambulance service to ensure access to residents for
emergency assistance. The director stated that Uniform Disaster Situation
Reports will be submitted later today.
Emergency Management continues to be engaged with the local officials; however
no assistance has been requested of the State so far. Wisconsin Emergency
Management will continue to monitor and provide updates for this ongoing event.
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