Flooded Fitchrona Road
Today's image is titled another view capturing the flooding in the opposite direction.
"We had a lot of high water on the path, to the point that I saw a dead fish laying where the flood waters had receded," notes Ziemendorf in a report on the flooding in suburban Fitchburg. "I only got my feet wet as the water reached my bikes pedals, but some of the water was definitely moving water, flowing from one part of the Sugar River flowage to another part."
Madison officially received 4.11 inches of rainfall on Sunday, breaking a previous record of 1.4 inches set in 1874. The two day weekend total was 6.34 inches, so its no surprise to see the widespread flooding throughout the region.
An advisory issued early Monday morning by the Dane County Department of Emergency Management notes that flooding and subsequent damage has been rampant throughout the area, with numerous communities receiving thousands of sandbags to combat the rising waters. This includes 2,000 in Fitchburg, 2,000 in DeForest, 2,000 in Cambridge, 1,200 in Mazomanie, and a whopping 4,500 in Marshall, where residents are urged to limit their use of that village's water and sewer systems. The Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross has set up a shelter at Wright Middle School on the south side of Madison, meanwhile, to help those persons displaced by the storms. "If residents have suffered storm and/or flood damage, they are requested to report this damage to their local municipality and document their damage," declares the county. "One of the best forms of documenting damage is to take photographs or video. Individuals in need of flood fighting supplies should contact their local municipality."
More rain is possible at the end of the week.
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