The Racine County Executive has declared a state of emergency in Racine County due to the potential for dangerous flooding.
The declaration follows the rainfall over the past week, and continuing today, that has led to flood watches and warnings.
"We met with Racine County municipalities this morning to evaluate the current situation and we continue to take proactive steps to lessen the impact of potential flooding along the rivers,” said Jim Ladwig in a statement. “County staff continues to monitor the situation closely and we are prepared to do everything we can to support local municipal efforts.”
The emergency delcaration allows the county to ask for state and federal assistance, if the situation warrants. In addition, the county executive has the authority to make county personnel and resources available.
The rising Root River is causing some problems, with a section of County Line Road closed. Read more about flooding in Caledonia.