Sheriff’s Department activates Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center

Widespread flooding has caused the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department to activate the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center.

Here is the announcement of that action:

At 10:30 AM today the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department activated the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center due to the heavy rainfall and severe flooding. Emergency Management Staff is closely monitoring the situation regarding flooding in Kenosha County. Road conditions at this time are poor for almost all roads within Kenosha County in at least one or more locations. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Kenosha County Highway Department and all local Fire and Rescue Agencies are actively working to assist the citizens of Kenosha with the water related issues.  The Sheriff’s Department has extra personnel handling calls for assistance and service for this event. The County Executive’s Office, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Kenosha Highway Department are working closely together to ensure the safety of all those living, working, and visiting Kenosha County during this flooding event. At the time of this release, we have reports of 7.75 inches of rainfall in the County at the New Munster Weather Rain Station. The National Weather Service has predicted that the Fox River will crest tomorrow (07-13-17) at 15 to 16 feet. This will exceed the previous high level set in 2008.

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