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Evacuations ordered, person swept away in Wisconsin Floods; Emergency declared



Flood Safety and Preparedness

  Firefighters looking for people swept away by flooding in Wisconsin, evacuations arranged
  • Heavy flooding hit several southern Wisconsin cities Monday night and Tuesday morning
  • Crews looking further for a man
  • In response to the floods, a state of emergency was declared on Tuesday morning in Dane district.

Hours of heavy rain triggered Tuesday morning floods in parts of southern Wisconsin, triggering the evacuation after nearly a foot of rain fell.

A rescue team in Madison said their efforts have been transformed into a resurrection mission after a man was swept away by floods Monday night WMTV reported. The Madison Fire Department said the witnesses saw the victim, whose identity was not revealed, be pulled under his vehicle at 8:00 pm by the heavy current near the Chapel Hill and Regis streets in western Madison. local time; Two more in the vehicle were able to escape to safety, the Associated Press reported.

"The occupants of the crashed vehicle were deployed in fast water and one person was reported missing," it says in a press release. "The fire brigade is on-site and still looking for the missing person."

Dane County executive Joe Parisi declared a state of emergency that will free state and federal aid in the aftermath of the flood. More than 10 inches of rain was reported by Tuesday morning in areas west of Madison

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According to a separate WMTV report, residents were ordered in the city of Black Earth west of Madison to evacuate early Tuesday morning. More evacuations were reported in Cross Plains and Mazomanie Madison.com reported

A media report said that all roads in and around the Cross Plains were closed on Tuesday morning due to floods and travelers were asked to stay away from the city, Valley. Authorities reported that first responders had dozens of water rescues overnight while people were trapped in floods on underwater streets in several cities, Madison.com reports.


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