Adams County Emergency Management Flooding Update/Sandbags

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Adams County Emergency Management

(608) 339-4248

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 6

FLOODING UPDATE

 See Adams County Government website for updated information:

 http://www.co.adams.wi.gov/

 

If you need emergency services including rescue from your location, please call 911

 

Updates on Road Closures:

  • County Hwy. Z from State Hwy. 21 to Cumberland Avenue
  • County Highway J in the 6th Court area remains closed indefinitely – use State Hwy 21 and County Road E as alternate routes
  • County Highway G from State Highway 21 North to County Hwy C will remain closed

Many other county highways continue to have water over the roads. Please use extreme caution when travelling. DO NOT use town roads as alternate routes.

 

Numerous Town Roads continue to be closed Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving.

 

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.

 

RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS DAMAGE REPORTING

Residents/Businesses should contact 211 to report flood damages.

  

Residents/Businesses that have damage to their primary structures should document the damage by taking photographs, make a detailed list of all damaged or lost personal property and keep receipts for all items replaced/cost of services due to water damage.  

 

FLOODING HEALTH & SAFETY:

Flood clean-up kits are available by contacting Adams County Emergency Management.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 5

 RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS DAMAGE REPORTING

 

Residents/Businesses who have incurred damages to their primary residence/business from recent flooding should report their damages by calling 2-1-1.

 

PRESS RELEASE 4

Water Over Roads-Flood Safety – Adams County

 See Adams County Government website for updated information:

 http://www.co.adams.wi.gov/

 

If you need emergency services including rescue from your location, please call 911

  

Updated on Road Closures: 

  • State Highway 21 is now open – be aware of shoulder issues
  • County Highway J in the 6th Court area remains closed indefinitely – use State Hwy 21 and County Road E as alternate route
  • County Highway G from State Highway 21 North to County Hwy C will remain closed 

Many other county highways continue to have water over the roads. Please use extreme caution when travelling. DO NOT use town roads as alternate routes. Many town roads have significant damage or are flooded. 

 

Watch for other roads to be closed completely. Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving.

  

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.

  

SAND BAGS – AFTER HOURS 

If you are in need of sand bags and/or sand to fill them after hours, you can obtain sand bags at the following locations: 

Adams County Highway Dept Office – 1342 County Road F –West side inside of driveway 

Rome Municipal Building – 1156 Alpine Dr – In between Building 3 and Salt Shed on North end of property

You must bring your own shovels etc to fill sand bags.

  

FLOODING HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • Use generators at least 20 feet from your home. Generators create carbon monoxide.  In enclosed spaces, the carbon monoxide can build up and cause sickness or death.   
  • Throw out food if you can’t be sure it’s safe. Throw out any refrigerated food if your power was out for four hours or more.  If frozen foods still have ice crystals, they can be refrozen. Any food that was touched by floodwaters— even canned food— should be thrown out.
  • Shut off electrical power if you suspect damage to your home. Even if the damage isn’t easily seen, shut off electrical power, natural gas and propane tanks to avoid fire, electrocution, or explosions.
  • Do not drive through flood waters.  It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a car. When you encounter flood water, turn around.
  • Stay out of flood waters. Flood water can contain bacteria, sewage, sharp object and other dangerous items.  

Information regarding flood health and safety can be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/eh/DisasterHealthSafety/flooding.htm or locally call the Adams County Public Health at 608-339-4505. Public Health recommends that if you have a private well that has been submerged by flood water, do not drink the water. Wait until the waters recede and then sample the well for bacteria. Sample kits may be obtained from the Adams County Public Health. Please call ahead to schedule a time to pick up your water test kit to ensure availability. Food, Water and other safety tips are available at website above. 

 

Adams County property owners need to be aware if they sustain flood or storm damage, including damage to buildings, septic systems, wells and electrical systems, they must obtain permits to repair that damage. This includes damage to electrical meters.

 

For further information contact Adams County Planning and Zoning at 608-339-4222 Phil McLaughlin, Planning and Zoning Administrator.

  

Damages to a primary living structure should be reported to your town chair or clerk or contact the Adams County Emergency Management Director at 608-339-4248.

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 3
Water Over Roads – Adams County

See Adams County Government website for updated information:

co.adams.wi.gov 

  

If you need emergency services including rescue from your location, please call 911

  

Updated Road Closure:

  • State Highway 21 from County Highway G to 4th Avenue
  • Detour – State Hwy 13 South to State Hwy 82 East to I-39
  • County Highway G from State Hwy 21 to Hwy J
  • County Highway B from Cty Highway I to Cty Hwy K
  • County Highway N from State Hwy 21 to Cty Hwy J 

Watch for other roads to be closed completely. Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving. Most roads in the Town of Lincoln, Richfield and Easton will be closed until further notice.

  

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown. 

 

SAND BAGS – AFTER HOURS 

If you need sand bags and/or sand to fill them after hours, you can obtain sand bags at the following locations: 

Adams County Highway Dept Office – 1342 County Road F –West side inside of driveway 

Rome Municipal Building – 1156 Alpine Dr – In between Building 3 and Salt Shed on North end of property 

You must bring your own shovels etc. to fill sand bags.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 2 

Water Over Roads – Adams County

 

The Adams County Highway Department is reporting water over roads in the following areas: 

·         State Highway 13 South of Adams at Edgewood Drive 

·         State Highway 82 East of 8th Avenue 

·         State Highway 21 in Arkdale 

 

County Roads have many areas where water is over the road: 

County Road A

County Road B 

County Road C 

County Road G 

County Road H 

County Road J 

County Road K 

County Road M 

County Road P 

County Road Z 

 

Watch for these roads to be closed completely. Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving. Most roads in the Town of Lincoln will be closed until further notice. Please contact Chair Peter Church if you need assistance – 608-335-2109

 

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.

 

SAND BAGS 

If you need sand bags and/or sand to fill them, you can obtain sand bags at the following locations: 

·         Adams County Solid Waste 1420 Highway 21 –7 AM – 3:30 PM – sand bags are in office – check in at office

·         Adams County Highway Dept Office – 1342 County Road F Hours 7 AM – 3 PM 

·         Rome Municipal Building – 1156 Alpine Drive – Hours 8 AM – 4 PM

 

You must bring your own shovels, etc. to fill sand bags.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 1

FLOOD UPDATE/SANDBAGS

 

The National Weather Service is predicting above freezing temperatures through Thursday, March 14, 2019, which could lead to significant snow melt.  In addition, several rounds of rain may impact the area with amounts of 1” possible.  The combination of snowmelt and rain may cause flooding in areas.

 

Residents who live in low lying areas should take appropriate precautionary measures and monitor their area for any changes.  People living along the river should remain watchful to changing levels.

 

Citizens may monitor the river levels on the National Weather Service Website at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=mkx

 

If roads become flooded, please do not attempt to drive through standing water in roadways.  If you come across a roadway covered in water that has not been closed/barricaded, please contact local law enforcement to report the location so appropriate action can be taken.

 

Flood preparedness information may be obtained at https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/flooding/

 

If Adams County residents are in need of sandbags or if you have minor or major structure damage to report, contact Adams County Emergency Management at (608) 339-4248.

 

Please listen to area news for any road closures.

 

Local authorities will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information as it becomes available.

 

Jane M. Gervais, Director

Adams County Emergency Management