Governor Evers Declares Flooding Emergency For Much Of Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2019

Gov. Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency across Wisconsin, as heavy rain and melting snow flood roads, fields and communities. Evers issued the declaration as an executive order Friday afternoon. It directs all state agencies to assist with response and recovery. It also authorizes Major General Donald Dunbar to activate Wisconsin National Guard units as he deems necessary.

Flooding has rendered several highways impassable in the state. The National Weather Service says the Milwaukee River near Cedarburg, as well as the Sheboygan River at Sheboygan and Spring Creek at Lodi have all reached record high levels.

Rescuers in Fond du Lac had to move residents to higher ground after flooding along the Fond du Lac River. Flooding along the East River in Green Bay has forced some residents to evacuate, and Green Bay schools were closed on Friday.