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VIDEO REPORT: Lower than Expected Waves in Pleasant Prairie

UPDATED Tuesday, October 30, 2012 --- 2:16 p.m.

Press Release from Kenosha County Sheriff's Department:

The Village of Pleasant Prairie is changing their evacuation advisory from 95th St south to the Wisconsin/Illinois state line East of 3rd Ave to a flood advisory from 110th St south to the Wisconsin/Illinois state line East of 2nd Ave. This change is due to lower than expected waves along the shoreline to this point. Sullivan weather has updated their forecast calling for waves of 4 to 8 feet along shore this afternoon and gradually diminishing on Wednesday.

Approximately 3000 sand bags have been filled and distributed. More sand bags are still being filled in case they are needed. No flooding or property damage has been reported at this time.

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UPDATED Tuesday, October 30, 2012 --- 7:00 a.m.

VILLAGE OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- A lakeshore village in southeastern Wisconsin is urging some residents to evacuate because of potential flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The voluntary evacuation area covers about 265 homes near Lake Michigan. Village Administrator Mike Pollocoff said Tuesday morning sandbagging in flood-prone areas continued through the night. Pollocoff says he hasn't been notified of any evacuations so far. The village advised residents in the affected area to leave by 8 a.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting waves of 14 to 18 feet along the Lake Michigan shoreline through Tuesday night.

The village near the Illinois border has about 20,000 residents.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Monday, October 29, 2012 --- 8:29 p.m.

VILLAGE OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- The Village of Pleasant Prairie in southeastern Wisconsin is urging a voluntary evacuation of part of the town because of possible high waves on Lake Michigan.

Residents in an area of Pleasant Prairie threatened by high waves are urged to protect or move their property and belongings and evacuate before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The village says the National Weather Service is advising that dangerous high waves of 14 to 18 feet are expected along Lake Michigan as superstorm Sandy churns along the East Coast.

Village Administrator Mike Pollocoff says the voluntary evacuation area covers about 265 homes. The village near the Illinois border has about 20,000 residents.

The village is making sandbags available to residents in the evacuation area.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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