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Flood update: Fox River under flood stage

We didn’t get that forecast rain or snow or combination Thursday and it apparently had a very positive effect on the Fox River. The river slipped under flood stage of 11 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge at around midnight Friday. At 4 a.m., the river was down to 10.92 feet. Earlier forecasts, […]

Flood update: Fox lingering above flood stage

The Fox River is expected to rise a little again before finally slowing moving under flood stage, says the latest National Weather Service river forecast. The latest observation at the New Munster gauge (at 2 p.m., Thursday) was 11.64 feet. With precipitation in the forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday, the current river forecast sees […]

Flood update: Receding of Fox slowing; flood warning remains in effect

The National Weather Service has adjusted its forecast of when the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge, will slip back under flood stage of 11 feet. The current forecast now is that the river will slip below 11 feet at about noon, Thursday. Earlier forecasts had that happening as early as Tuesday. […]

Flood update: Fox approaching 13 feet; flood warning extended

The Fox River measured 12.91 feet at 5 a.m. as measured at the New Munster gauge, well above flood level of 11 feet and approaching the designated moderate flooding level of 13 feet. The current level would rank 7th on the historic crests listed by the National Weather Service for the gauge. The NWS forecasts […]

Fox River over flood stage; flood warning extended

The Fox River is over flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge. At 3 p.m., the river was at 11.13 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The National Weather Service has extended duration of the flood warning for the area to 9:45 p.m. The NWS also has adjusted its crest forecast slightly at […]

Flood update: Flood warning issued; Fox rising

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river at the New Munster gauge was measuring at 9.52 feet at 4 a.m. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current forecast says the river could crest at 12.9 feet early Thursday morning. A quarter to half […]

Flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. Multiple rounds of heavy rain Monday and Tuesday is what has forecasters concerned. From the watch statement: We have an existing icy snowpack with high moisture content and the ground is still deeply frozen. One to 2 inches […]

Flood survivors can now apply for CDBG Emergency Assistance Program funds

Applications are now available for Kenosha County residents who want to access Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funds awarded to the county in the wake of flooding this summer. An application form is available here. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: Kenosha County residents whose homes were damaged by the July […]

Recovery strategies for flood-affected areas topic of Saturday meeting in Burlington

A kickoff meeting for community, state and federal organizations and for interested individuals to discuss long-term recovery strategies for the flood-affected areas in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Parkway. While the public is invited to attend, disaster assistance will not be available at this […]

Local SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to open for flood victims

US Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers — including one in Western Kenosha County — are set to open Tuesday to aid people affected by the July flooding. From a news release form the SBA: Wisconsin businesses and residents affected by flash floods and flooding on July 11 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from […]

Gov office: Kenosha County doesn’t meet standard for FEMA flood relief; SBA loans sought

Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties would not meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency threshold for relief from that agency for July’s flooding, the office of Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday. However, the governor has initiated procedures to be able to obtain Small Business Administration loans for those counties, a program Walker’s office says the counties […]

USDA loan program may help local flood victims

Kenosha County has issued a news release about a loan program that might be of help to victims of recent flooding: Wisconsin Emergency Management is citing a loan program available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office as a possible source of funds to help residents affected by the recent floods. USDA Rural Development has funding […]

2017 Western Kenosha County flood victim benefit coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Hundreds of local residents turned out Sunday for a benefit for Western Kenosha County victims of flooding caused by heavy rains in mid July. The event was held at Bella Vita Banquets in New Munster. It featured a variety of raffles and auctions, with all proceeds to be distributed to flood victims by a committee […]

Fundraiser benefit flood victims

A fundraiser to be held Sunday Aug. 6 will benefit victims of Kenosha County flooding. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at Bella Vita Banquets in New Munster. The event will include raffles, silent auctions and more. The proceeds will help people who suffered damage from the flooding caused by heavy […]

Feds here to assess flood damage to determine relief

Federal officials joined county officials in touring Kenosha County Tuesday assessing good damage in the wake of heavy rain July 11 and 12 and resulting flooding. The assessments will be used to determine whether local residents and businesses will be eligible for federal grants and other assistance to recover from flood damage. From a news […]

Fox River slips under flood stage; storms in forecast for Wednesday night

The Fox River has slipped just below flood stage for the first time in two weeks as measured at the New Munster in Wheatland. At 7 p.m. the river was measured at 10.98 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A flood warning officially remains in effect. The river had been over flood stage since July […]

Fox River slips under 12 feet; mostly likely chance for rain is Wednesday night

The Fox River continues to make the kind of progress those struck with flooding over the last two weeks want to see — it’s still dropping. As of 9 p.m., the river as measured at the New Munster gauge in Wheatland was just below 12 feet, at 11.80. The current river forecast calls for the […]

Bristol Village Board hears complaints about Lake George flooding

The Bristol Village Board heard complaints Monday about recent flooding in the Lake George neighborhood and acknowledged that communication from the village standpoint could be better. About 10 residents attended the regular Village Board meeting Monday to voice concerns and ask questions of village officials. The Lake George neighborhood was one of many in Western […]

County still seeking federal disaster assistance in wake of record flooding

Kenosha County officials continue to work toward helping southeastern Wisconsin qualify for federal disaster relief, a statement released Monday afternoon from the county executive’s office said. “Lt. Staples and our county departments are working hard to ensure that Kenosha County is able to draw down the highest possible amount of federal and state money to help […]

Wisconsin Emergency Management releases update on storm damage here

Some 1,300 Kenosha County homes were affected by damage from the July 11-12 storms, an update from Wisconsin Emergency Management says. The update was released Sunday. In Kenosha County,  232 homes were reported with minor damage and 14 with major damage, according to emergency management standards. No homes were reported as destroyed. Four businesses in […]

Fox River still receding; just above 12 feet

The Fox River, despite a couple of recent rounds of rain, continues to recede as measured at the New Munster gauge in Wheatland. As of 6 p.m., the river measured 12.18 feet. The current National Weather Service forecast for the river level calls for the Fox to be below flood stage of 11 feet by […]

Paddock Lake Lions Club uses grant to purchase food for flood victims

The Paddock Lake Area Lions Club display some of the food purchased with the $3,500 grant given by Lions Clubs International Foundation and District 27A-1 Disaster Fund.  The food was purchased to help local people suffering from the recent floods in the area.  The Wilmot Fire Department Auxiliary helped to distribute the items. Share Tweet Share Pin […]

Volunteers work to help flooding victims clean-up

Over 100 volunteers turned out to help with flood damaged homes. They removed objects of all description and debris from once flooded buildings. Some helped with sign in and organization. Others took care of food at the church. Some watched children so their parents could help out. Coaches and players from the Wilmot football team […]

Fox River expected to rise again, says forecast

After a round of persistent and at times  heavy rain, the National Weather Service is forecasting a rise in the level of the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge in Wheatland. So far, however, actual readings from the gauge are not showing that swelling. At 5 a.m., the river was at 12.46 […]

Multi-Agency Response Center at Riverview School to include info session

The Multi-Agency Response Center set up Wednesday at Riverview School will now also include a 2 p.m. information session in which representatives from various agencies will be on hand to answer flood-related questions and concerns. The response center, which includes many resources for flood victims, will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A list […]

Fox River receding slows, but still falling; chance of more rain in forecast

The Fox River continues to recede as measured at the New Munster gauge, but at a rate a little bit slower than recent days. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the river was measured at 13.56, about 6 inches less than Monday evening’s level. The current National Weather Service forecast for the river calls for the level to […]

Flood clean-up kits available at Twin Lakes Village Hall

Flood Clean-Up Kits are now available at Twin Lakes Village Hall for those affected by last week’s flooding. Kits include cleaning supplies, a mop, sponge, bleach, Pine Sol and other supplies. In cooperation with the County’s Disaster Reporting Requirements, the village is asking affected Twin Lakes residents to call Village Hall and report any damage to […]

Agencies listed to be at flooding Multi-Agency Response Center at Riverview School on Wednesday

Additional information on the Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims at Riverview School on Wednesday has been released by Kenosha County: The American Red Cross, in partnership with a host of local agencies, will staff a Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Riverview Grade School, 300 E. Prosser […]

Volunteer village wide clean-up in Silver Lake set for this weekend

Volunteers are being sought for a village wide post flooding clean-up in Silver Lake this weekend. Join others in helping with clean-up efforts by going house to house and offering services. Bring boots, gloves and a strong back. Volunteers will meet at the former Silver Lake Village Hall at 7 a.m. both Saturday, July 22 […]

Multi-Agency Response Center to be opened at Riverview School Wednesday

A Multi-Agency Response Center is being activated to provide assistance to flood victims. This center, to be located at Riverview School in Silver Lake, is expected to open later this week. State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, at a press conference in Silver Lake Monday afternoon, likened it to a resource fair for people effected by flooding in Kenosha […]

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