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Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge. The river rose back over flood stage of 11 feet at about 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the river was at 11.09 feet. The latest NWS forecast for the river is not expected to rise […]

Rain from Tuesday and Wednesday may send Fox back to flood stage

Rain expected Tuesday, Tuesday night and Wednesday may send the Fox River in Western Kenosha County back to about flood stage, the latest National Weather Service forecast for the river at the New Munster Gauge says. The river has been falling and was at 10.2 feet as of 10 a.m., Tuesday. But with over 2 […]

Fox River level holding steady; flood warning continues

The level of the Fox River as measured at the National Weather Service New Munster Gauge seems to be hold steady at about 11.6 feet. The river first arrived at about 11.6 very early Thursday morning. It has fluctuated a few hundredths of a foot up at times, but has been basically flat since then. […]

Fox River heading down — slightly; flood warning remains in effect

The Fox River appears to have crested and is receding, even if ever so slowly. The river reached 11.68 feet Thursday. Since then it has been a little up and down, not moving much, but not going over that height. At 4 a.m. Friday, it was at 11.64 feet. Friday’s forecast calls for more rain, […]

Fox River receding; just missed flood stage

The Fox River’s most recent rise just missed getting to flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge and is continuing to fall. The flood warning has expired. The river reached its highest point of 10.74 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage is 11 feet. At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the river was at 10.35 feet. […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

A flood warning has been issued for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river as measured at the New Munster gauge was at 10.74 feet at 8 p.m. The current forecast calls for the Fox to reach flood stage of 11 feet Tuesday morning. The forecast calls for a crest of 11.6 feet […]

Fox River slips below 12 feet; flood warning continues

The Fox River has slipped below flood stage of 11 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. The river was measured at 11.88 feet at 4 a.m., Friday.  A flood warning remains in effect. The current forecast for the river has it slipping below flood stage Sunday morning. There is a 60 percent chance […]

Fox River crests, starting to recede

The Fox River has crested at 12.43 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. That high water mark came at 9:15 p.m, Tuesday. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the river stood at 12.4 feet. The National Weather Service had been forecasting a crest of 13 feet. The current forecast calls for the river to […]

Fox River tops 12 feet, heading higher

The Fox River topped 12 feet early Tuesday morning and appears to still be on the rise considering subsequent readings at the New Munster gauge. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the river stood at 12.35 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect.  A crest of 13 feet […]

Fox River tops flood stage

The Fox River, as forecast by the National Weather Service, exceeded flood stage of 11 feet by about 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. As of 8 p.m., the river stands at 11.54 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. A flood warning remains in effect. A crest of 13.3 feet is forecast for Wednesday afternoon. […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has now issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Kenosha County. At 10 a.m., the river was measuring at 10.65 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. The crest forecast has been adjusted higher quite a bit from earlier today. Crest is now expected at […]

With recent and forecasted rain, Fox River on the rise

Recent rain that has fallen, and more in the forecast to come, has the Fox River on the rise. The river as measured at the New Munster Gauge, the Fox was up to 9.82 feet on Sunday at 6 p.m. On Friday at 11 p.m., the river was at 7.87 feet. The current National Weather […]

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 […]

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