The torrential rains that pounded our area on Monday have resulted in the Governor declaring a State of Emergency for eight Wisconsin counties, including Burnett and Washburn. Rain gauges overflowed as the storm built and some areas got up to 11 inches of rain. Roads are washed out, docks are underwater and boats are submerged as a result.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning in effect for the area until Friday at 1:45am. Our Rivers are expected to crest at 7:00pm tonight at record levels. The past record for the St. Croix River in Danbury was 8.7 feet. The River is expected to reach 11-13 feet.
If you are traveling, check the website www.511wi.gov to check for road closures due to cresting water. Wisconsin Hwy 35 is closed at the bridge North of Danbury and many local roads are closed at this point as well. Drive with care and do not cross a road submerged by water. You don’t know what lies beneath! – Wanda Boldon