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Video updates on flooding in Burlington

Video updates on flooding in Burlington

Here are four videos captured Thursday morning of the flooding situation in downtown Burlington by Ed Nadolski of Southern Lakes Newspapers: Video update on Thursday morning flood conditions at Echo Park, Burlington: Swift Water Rescue Team video:   Veterans Terrace General Manager Bill Smitz discusses flooding at the reception facility: […]

 
 

National Guard arrives to assist with flood control

National Guard arrives to assist with flood control

Emergency Management releases first situation report Members of the Wisconsin National Guard arrived in Burlington Thursday morning and have been tasked with staffing roadblocks, filling sandbags and assisting officials and residents as needed, according to information provided by the Department of Military Affairs. Swift Water Rescue teams from outlying counties […]

 
 

Governor declares state of emergency due to flooding in area

Governor declares state of emergency due to flooding in area

The following was released by Gov. Scott Walker’s office Thursday morning: Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today declared a State of Emergency for Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties following damaging storms that caused widespread flooding across the southeast region. “Our thoughts […]

 
 

Video of police chief’s news briefing

Here is raw video from the news conference given by City of Burlington Police Chief Mark Anderson at 6 a.m. Thursday:

 
 

Flooding is ‘the worst ever’

Flooding is ‘the worst ever’

Burlington remains paralyzed as it deals with record flooding The National Guard and Gov. Scott Walker are expected in Burlington Thursday morning to offer assistance as the city deals with it’s worst flooding ever, according to Police Chief Mark Anderson. “We have never dealt with this before,” Anderson said during […]

 
 

Record river level established

Record river level established

The National Weather Service Sullivan office has reported that the Fox River in Burlington has exceeded record flood stage is expected to continue rising until cresting sometime after midnight early Thursday. A level of 15.7 feet was recorded at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The river is normally at about 7 feet […]

 
 

Mayor declares curfew at 10 p.m.

City of Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty has declared a citywide curfew  from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday as officials deal with flooding caused by torrential rains. Officials have already closed several bridges and roads in downtown Burlington in the vacinity of the White an Fox rivers, making travel […]

 
 

Rising rivers threaten downtown Burlington

Rising rivers threaten downtown Burlington

River expected to crest at more than four feet above flood stage after midnight By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While Burlington got a respite from two rounds of downpours Wednesday afternoon, the greatest threat now is the rising waters of the White and Fox rivers, which are threatening buildings, […]

 
 

Updated: High water plagues area; state of emergency declared

Updated: High water plagues area; state of emergency declared

A truck turns around at the intersection of Jefferson and Bridge streets about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning rather than enter a flooded section of Jefferson Street. Many streets and were impassable due to high water throughout the area as a flash flood warning remained in effect until 10:15 a.m. Heavy […]

 
 

Damage limited in mobile home fire

Investigators suspect dryer vent as cause, fire chief says By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A dryer vent is suspected as the cause of a fire on July 4 that damaged the underside of a mobile home in the Town of Burlington. Firefighters were summoned to the residence at 101 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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