Wisconsin Emergency Management

2018 August Wisconsin Flooding

During a period lasting from August 17 through September 14, 2018, heavy rains and strong storms resulted in widespread flooding across Wisconsin. The weather system damaged homes, roads, and businesses in multiple counties.

President Donald J. Trump has granted a federal disaster declaration for Wisconsin. Residents in Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon counties who had damage as a result of the flooding and storms can find information on applying for FEMA assistance at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (1-800-462-7585 TTY). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.(local time) seven days a week until further notice.

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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:
Governor Walker Declares Statewide State of Emergency

FEMA Assistance Information:

State Emergency Operations Center Incident Reports:

State Agencies:

Federal Agencies:

Local, Tribal and County agencies:

Volunteer agencies:

Road Conditions:
  • Check 511.gov for current road conditions

Online Flood Reference Maps:
Multi Region - WI Flood Images: August 2018
Multi Region - WI Flood video: August 2018
Black Earth - Flooding Extent Viewer: August 22, 2018 Flooding
Southwest WI - Southwest WI Flood Images: August 2018
Southwest WI - Southwest WI Flood video: August 2018



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ReadyWisconsin is an initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management designed to educate and empower Wisconsinites to prepare for
and respond to all kinds of emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3000     Fax: 608.242.3247