Storms cause flooding in parts of NE Wisconsin

FOX 11  -  News  published : Thursday, 03 May 2012, 2:13 AM

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The storms are causing flash flooding in the city of Oshkosh. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says the flooding is beginning to affect Highway 41 near the Butte des Morts Bridge and Witzel Avenue.Some streets on the North side of Oshkosh are also closing because of high water.The National Weather Service says some areas have already seen 2″ of rain.

Winnebago County is under a flash flood warning until 5 a.m.

Calumet and Manitowoc counties are under a flash flood warning until 6 a.m.

The National Weather Service says excessive runoff from this storm will cause significant flooding of small creeks, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. The NWS advises: Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway.  The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. This is a dangerous situation, so motorists should use extreme caution. Report flooding to the nearest law enforcement agency so they may take appropriate action to close flooded roadways.  They will relay your report to the National Weather Service in Green Bay.

Do you know what to do if your community is hit with flooding or if your home floods?  Check out these preparedness tips – Click HERE 

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