Flash flooding warning issued in Dane, Rock counties

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MADISON, Wis. — The National Weather Service in Milwaukee-Sullivan has issued a flood alerts for Dane and Rock counties Monday.

A flood warning for urban and small streams in Southwestern Dane County on Monday was set to expire at 4:45 p.m., but it was updated prior to that and extended through 7:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Milwaukee-Sullivan has issued a flood warning for urban areas and small streams in Central Dane County.

NWS said that between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen as of Monday afternoon. Some locations that will experience flooding include Madison, Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Middleton, Waunakee, Verona, Oregon, McFarland, Monona, Mount Horeb, Windsor, Cross Plains, Belleville, Shorewood Hills, Brooklyn, Maple Bluff, Paoli, Henry Vilas Zoo, Camp Randall Stadium and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

According to the NWS warning, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

A flash flood warning was also issued in Rock County on Monday to include Janesville , Beloit and Milton until 6:45 p.m., NWS said.

NWS said that at 4:41 p.m., local law enforcement reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain and flash flooding in the Janesville and Beloit areas, as well as in most populated areas around Rock County. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain have fallen as of Monday afternoon, and flash flooding was observed.

The rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas, NWS said. Flash flooding is also likely in Milton, Edgerton, Clinton, Tiffany, Emerald Grove, Avalon, Shopiere, Johnstown Center, Afton, Foxhollow, Lima Center and Indianford.

Police in Madison responded to flooding on the city’s west side and in the downtown area Monday.

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A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent. Motorists are advised that they should turn around when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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