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Sauk County prepares for possible heavy rain

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SAUK COUNTY (WKOW) -- The National Weather Service has forecast the possibility of heavy rain and the possibility of localized flooding exists.

Sauk County Emergency Management is warning residents to be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.

The following are important points to remember when driving in flood conditions:

  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • A foot of water will float many vehicles.
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV's) and pick-ups.

Additional Flood and Severe Weather information can be found on the Sauk Co. Web Page at www.co.sauk.wi.us then go to the Emergency Management Department.

Sandbags are available through Sauk Co. Emergency Management at 608-355-3200.  Sandbags will also be placed outside the West Baraboo Garage. (Located across the street from Pierce's and Sears). These bags are free of charge. 

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