Flash flood warnings issued in Dane, Rock counties

Video from downtown Madison shows several inches of water rising along streets.
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 3:45 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Residents across south-central Wisconsin are dealing with the threat of flooding after thunderstorms and heavy rain rolled through the area Monday.

Flash flood warnings have already been issued for parts of Dane and Rock counties. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for parts of Dane, Iowa, Columbia, Sauk and Rock counties.

NBC15 News has received reports from Janesville and Beloit of flooding starting to appear.

The City of Madison says while this rain event is not a major flooding event, residents should prepare and connect with the city by sharing any flooding experience through their “Report Flooding Form.” They also recommend you not drive through standing water.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that a 70-year-old man from Emerald, Wisconsin, died after his minivan went off the road and became submerged in a ditch.

The storms swept through the southern Twin Cities metro area before striking western Wisconsin overnight Sunday and into Monday where eight families in the St. Croix County village of Baldwin were moved from houses near a creek to a community center.

Sheriff’s officials say at  least five motorists were rescued from rushing water on Highway 63 in the Baldwin area.

Video from downtown Madison shows several inches of water rising along streets.

Officers responding to areas of flash flooding. This is the intersection of N. Blair St. and E. Dayton St. Please drive carefully and not into flood waters.

Posted by Madison Police Department on Monday, June 29, 2020

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