Wisconsin Emergency Management

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.



Motorists are advised to drive with caution on all area roads and are reminded not to drive through standing water.

For up-to-date closures and detour information:

Visit: www.511wi.gov
Download the free mobile app:

Follow: @511WI on Twitter.

Governor Walker:

State Emergency Operations Center Incident Reports:

State Agencies:

Federal Agencies:

Local, Tribal and County agencies:

Volunteer agencies:

Road Conditions:

WEM's ArcGIS Online Story Map Journal:

Tourism in Western WI

The Department of Tourism encourages travelers to call individual tourism businesses or visitor centers to confirm conditions rather than cancel vacation or travel plans.

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.

Richland County

  • Richland County Tourism - Facebook



  • Wisconsin Flooding - September 2016
    Wisconsin Flooding - September 2016
    Wisconsin Flooding - September 2016
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    Wisconsin Emergency Management
    2400 Wright St.
    Madison, WI 53704
    Phone: 608.242.3000     Fax: 608.242.3247