Areas Affected: Fillmore
.Heavy rainfall is leaading to rising river levels along portions of
the Root River.
River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast
The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a
* Flood Warning for The South Branch Root River at Preston.
* until late Sunday night.
* Flood stage is 937.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is forecast to rise to near 937.7 feet by 1 AM Sunday morning. &&
If you live in a threatened area, be alert for high or rising water, and be ready to move to higher ground if necessary. Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Stay tuned to your favorite source of weather information, including NOAA Weather Radio, for later statements. Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Mower
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN MOWER AND WESTERN FILLMORE COUNTIES... At 619 PM CDT, local law enforcement continues to report water over some roads in the area. Flash flooding is occurring. The heaviest rain has ended but look for an additional 1/2 inch of rainfall through 730 PM. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Spring Valley, Grand Meadow, Le Roy, Adams, Lyle, Wykoff, Rose Creek, Washington, Racine, Cherry Grove, Dexter, Ostrander, Elkton, Chester, Taopi, County Roads 4 And 8, I 90 Exit 183, Highways 63 And 16, Hamilton and Johnsburg.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.