State of Emergency issued for Burlington and Racine County
Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has issued a declaration of emergency in Racine County due to flash flooding throughout the county.
“We are concerned about the potential damage to both public infrastructure and to homes and businesses, “ commented Delagrave. “County staff are monitoring the situation closely, and we are prepared to do everything we can to support local municipal efforts.”
An emergency declaration positions Racine County to ask for state and federal assistance, if the situation warrants. In addition, the County Executive has the authority to make county personnel and resources available.
Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty has declared a state of emergency invoking emergency government operations until further notice due to flooding. Staff is actively monitoring the current conditions and flooding.
Property owners are encouraged to monitor the Fox and White River levels and expect increased flooding. Flooding at this level will lead to street and park closures.
Due to strong water currents, individuals are strongly encouraged not to boat on the Fox River at this time.
Radar estimates indicate the area has seen 5-7" of rain.