September 2016 Flood Update
Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for 13 western Wisconsin counties following torrential rains this week since Wednesday which caused widespread flooding and mudslides. Counties declared are Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon.
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This page contains updates on the situation including information to help residents deal with the damage and clean-up.
Please contact us with any questions or comments.
For up-to-date closures and detour information:
Motorists are advised to drive with caution on all area roads and are reminded not to drive through standing water.
- Incident Report 10 - September 30, 2016 4:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 9 - September 29, 2016 5:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 8 - September 28, 2016 5:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 7 - September 27, 2016 6:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 6 - September 26, 2016 4:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 5 - September 24, 2016 4:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 4 - September 23, 2016 6:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 3 - September 23, 2016 1:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 2 - September 22, 2016 6:00 p.m.
- Incident Report 1 - September 22, 2016 1:30 p.m.
- Adams County
- Clark County
- Columbia County
- Crawford County
- Eau Claire County
- Jackson County
- LaCrosse County
- Monroe County
- Richland County
- Vernon County
- WisDOT Release: State highway closures in Crawford, Marquette, Sauk County
- WisDOT Release: State highway closures in Columbia, Crawford, Marquette, Richland, Vernon County
- WisDOT Release: Highway 35 closed to through traffic between DeSoto and Genoa
- WisDOT Release: State highway closures in Columbia, Crawford, Monroe, Richland, Vernon County - Updated 22 Sep @ 3:45 p.m.
- WisDOT Release: State highway closures in Columbia, Crawford, Monroe, Richland, Vernon County
The Department of Tourism encourages travelers to call individual tourism businesses or visitor centers to confirm conditions rather than cancel vacation or travel plans. Richland County Tourism - Facebook
Travelers can check road closures and detours at www.511wi.gov, and state park and trail conditions continue to be updated on the Department of Natural Resources website. Below is a list of local tourism organizations and visitor centers; additional information may be available on each destination's website and social channels.