Residents should stay away from streams, culverts, and standing water. Never underestimate the power of moving water. Children should be supervised and remain away from all water at this time.
Residents should not come into contact with overflow areas. It is likely that standing water is not sanitary water.
Motorists should avoid barricaded roads and find alternate routes. Barricades are there for the protection of the public. Roads may be undermined due to the rain. Standing water may be covering sinkholes or debris or the road may be unstable. Please use caution if you must travel.
The public should not drive or wade across roads with standing water. Just a few inches of water can wash a car downstream.
Parents are urged to keep their kids inside for the night.
University of Wisconsin Extension is a good resource for information regarding dealing with the flooded areas in the Twin Ports region. The following resources are available on-line:
• Effects of flooding on Woody Landscape plants http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A3871.pdf
• Agricultural Preparedness and Response http://www.uwex.edu/ces/agemergency/
• Cleaning and repairing flooded basements