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UPDATE: Flood advisory issued in Pleasant Prairie


VILLAGE OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- There are no reports of widespread flooding in the lakeshore village of Pleasant Prairie caused by the effects of Superstorm Sandy.

Village officials had cautioned several hundred residents in low-lying areas that they may have to voluntarily evacuate their homes if the waves from Lake Michigan caused flooding.

The National Weather Service had predicted waves of 14 to 18 feet. But village administrator Mike Pollocoff says waves reached only 10 feet at Pleasant Prairie.

The village issued thousands of sandbags so homeowners could prepare for flooding, but there was only some minor yard flooding.


VILLAGE OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Officials have issued a flood advisory in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, as lower than expected waves are reaching the shoreline.

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department says the evacuation advisory from 95th Street south to the Wisconsin/Illinois state line East of 3rd Avenue to a flood advisory from 110th Street south to the Wisconsin/Illinois state line East of 2nd Avenue.

Officials are now expecting waves of 4 to 8 feet along the shore Tuesday afternoon. They expect the waves to gradually diminish on Wednesday.

Authorities say about 3,000 sandbags have been filled and given out to members of the community. More sand bags are still being filled in case they are needed. 

Officials say no flooding or property damage has been reported at this time.


VILLAGE OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- A lakeshore village in southeastern Wisconsin is urging some residents to evacuate because of potential flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The voluntary evacuation area covers about 265 homes near Lake Michigan.

Pleasant Prairie Village Administrator Mike Pollocoff sandbagging in flood-prone areas continued through the night. Pollocoff says he hasn't been notified of any evacuations so far. The village advised residents in the affected area to leave by 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting waves of 14 to 18 feet along the Lake Michigan shoreline through Tuesday night.

The village is located about 20 minutes southwest of Kenosha, near the Illinois border. Pleasant Prairie has about 20,000 residents.

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