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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Municipal officials address flooding impact in their municipalities

Elected and municipal officials from Western Kenosha County towns and villages gave updates on their jurisdictions or emphasized information that has received less attention at a press conference in Silver Lake this afternoon. Speaking were: Salem Lakes village President Diann Tesar, Paddock Lake village President Terry Burns, Salem Lakes Trustee William Hopkins, Brighton Chairman John […]

Where to donate to help flood victims and where they can get help

Here are two outlets for making donations to help victims of flooding in Western Kenosha County: The Sharing Center is accepting cash donations to help Kenosha County residents affected by flooding. Donations may be made online at, in person at 25700 Wilmot Road, or by mail to P.O. Box 172, Trevor, WI 53179. The Sharing Center is […]

WisDOT still waiting to reopen Highway 50

Highway 50 may not open until Tuesday at the earliest while the Wisconsin Department of Transportation awaits the final less than 12 inches of water to recede, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman said at a press conference Monday afternoon in Silver Lake. And even after the water is all off the roadway, WisDOT officials say the road […]

Monday flooding road closures update

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released the following update on highway closures due to flooding as of about 1:30 p.m., Monday: Highway 50 at the Fox River Bridge (Highway W) Highway W north of Highway F Highway B from Highway F to Highway AH Highway EA from Highway S to Highway L We ask […]

Fox River continues to recede; down below last record

It illustrates just how historic Thursday’s crest of the Fox River at the New Munster gauge of 17.47 feet to say Sunday, three days later, the river has finally fallen to just below the last record crest for that gauge. At 8 p.m., Sunday the river was measured at 15.08 feet, a little below the […]

Those with flood damage should beware of clean-up scammers

Despite all the other matters they have to worry about, Western Kenosha County residents effected by flood damage also need to watch out for scammers. From Kenosha County government: Beware of scams from supposed cleanup companies and people claiming to be with relief agencies seeking personal information. If you believe you may have been targeted by […]

County nurses available Monday for those experiencing health effects from flooding; water well advice offered

Kenosha County has released the following information regarding health, water testing and well disinfection: See a nurse — Kenosha County public health nurses will be available Monday to treat people who believe they may be experiencing health effects as a result of flooding. Tetanus vaccinations will be available to those who experienced puncture wounds in the floods. Nurses will […]

Flooding recovery keeps Sheriff’s Department, county and municipal workers and Red Cross busy

Recovery from the heavy rain and resulting water damage and flooding in Western Kenosha County has kept the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department,  county and municipal government workers and Red Cross workers and volunteers busy. For example, from noon on Monday, July 10 until noon, Sunday, July 16, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department has responded to 1,263 […]

Salem School to be used as Red Cross Shelter for flood victims

American Red Cross will be operating a shelter for flood victims in Kenosha County at Salem School starting Sunday. Red Cross made the announcement via Twitter: Shelter to open in KENOSHA COUNTY Sunday, July 15 – NOON **Salem Grade School, 8828 Antioch Rd. Salem, WI 53168** #Kenosha — Red Cross WI (@RedCrossWIS) July 16, 2017 […]

County making water test kits available at Silver Lake Village Hall Saturday and Sunday

Was your private water well submerged during this week’s flooding? If so, you will want to test your water before using it again. Water test kits are available for Kenosha County residents whose wells were submerged at the Silver Lake Village Hall until 7 p.m., Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Here […]

Fox River level falling, rain in forecast tonight, dry for a while after that

The Fox River level as measured at the New Munster gauge is starting to show some progress that Western Kenosha County residents can appreciate. The level has dropped a little more than a foot from its crest to 16.34 feet (at 3:30 p.m. Saturday). The crest was 17.47 feet on Thursday. The forecast for the river level has […]

Units responding for vehicle in flood waters in Wilmot

At about 12:05 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 10400 block of Highway W in Wilmot for a vehicle trapped in high water. UPDATE 12:08 p.m. — Vehicle may no longer be trapped, dispatch reports to responding units. UPDATE 12:09 p.m. — Deputy reports […]

Red Cross at Silver Lake Village Hall

At 10:34 a.m., a load of Red Cross clean-up materials has been delivered to Silver Lake Village Hall. The supplies include brooms, clean-up kits, bleach, gloves and  other items needed for flood clean-up. There also is some bottled water. Flood victims awaiting the supplies to take care of their homes pitched in to unload the […]

Salem Lakes will pick up damaged property at curbside

When they can get it out, Salem Lakes residents are encouraged to put their flood damaged household good at the curbside for pick-up, village administrator Patrick Casey said Friday at a meeting in Silver Lake regarding flood matters. Such material will be picked up by the village for disposal, Casey said. “Be a little patient,” […]

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