STORM DAMAGE REPORTING AND ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE
The Flash Flood Warnings issued by the National Weather for Adams County are still in effect until Sunday September 9th.
Adams County property owners should report flood or storm damage to 211.
Numerous County and Town Roads are closed due to flooding in the Towns of Quincy, Easton, Preston, Jackson, Springville, Adams and Dell Prairie – please take caution when driving as conditions can change quickly
The following roads in Adams County continue to be closed due to flooding:
2nd Avenue -Fur Drive to Freedom Lane (Town of Jackson)
Fur Lane between Hwy. 13 & 13th Avenue (Town of Springville)
River Road – ¼ mile South of Highway Q to Golden Avenue (Town of Dell Prairie)
West 15th Avenue (Town of Adams)
18th Avenue South between Cty. Hwy. F & Dyke Avenue (Town of Quincy)
18TH Dr between Cty Hwy F and W 18th Dr (Town of Quincy)
Cottonville Ave between 10th Av and 8th Dr (Town of Preston)
9th Ave between Edgewood Ave and Edgewood Dr (Town of Easton)
If Adams County residents are in need of sandbags or flood cleanup kits, please contact Adams County Emergency Management at (608) 339-4248.
Anyone living in low lying areas should take appropriate precautionary measures. Lakes, creeks and streams can rise rapidly and have deceptive currents
Conditions above and below dams may be very dangerous and recreationalists are encouraged to avoid those areas. People using the rivers and reservoirs should be extremely cautious at this time. Residents downstream from dams should take precautions for watercraft and other items at docks and on the shoreline. Fast moving water contains deceptively strong currents that should be avoided and can be deadly. For dam site and flood safety tips, please visit: http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/home/dam.aspx
If rising water becomes an emergency, please call 911.
Homeowners and businesses with damages should save receipts and document damage by taking pictures. It is also important to check with your insurance agent. Multiple resources designed to help residents with their recovery efforts are being posted online at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/flooding/AUG2018.asp
FLOODING HEALTH & SAFETY:
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.
If you use a generator, remember these safety tips:
Always run your generator outside at least 20 feet from the structure
Never plug the generator into a wall outlet
Use the correct extension cord
Additional generator safety tips are available at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01561.pdf