BUFFALO COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES
Buffalo County Highway Department reported minor road washouts with no major road damage.
County Road P in the Town of Buffalo (from Dodge to Barth Road) is presently closed.
There are also three township roads that are closed. Sand Road in the Town of Gilmanton (from State Road 88 to County Road B), Allemann Road in the Town of Naples (from US Hwy 10 to Accola Road), and Rud Steinke Road in the Town of Dover (from Sampson Valley Road to Julson Ridge Road) are all closed.
Buffalo County Emergency Management recommends taking precautions during sever weather conditions:
Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.
Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a tornado hazard:
Tornado Watch: Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to a weather station or radio.
Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.
Take precautions in a home or building to avoid windows. Move to a basement and get under a sturdy table or the stairs. If a basement is not available, move to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and over yourself with towels, blankets or pillows. If possible, get under a sturdy table, desk or counter. Put as many walls as possible between you and the storm. Wearing a bike helmet will help protect your head.
If outdoors, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If you cannot get to a shelter, stay in your vehicle with the seatbelt on and place your head below the windows. Do not seek shelter under an overpass.
Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes. You should leave a mobile home and go to the designated storm shelter or the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building.
If you experience any flood damage, please call the Buffalo County Administration Office at 608-685-6283 extension 6200 and leave a detailed message to report any flood damage caused by the recent severe weather.
FLOOD RELIEF PRIVATE DONATIONS
Over $34,000 was raised by the non-profit, non-governmental organization to assist residents with home related damages caused by the August flooding. A checking account had been established at Alliance Bank to allow for the collection of donated funds. The deadline for additional donations will be March 31, 2017.
The flood relief steering committee made up of volunteers from the non-profit, non-governmental organization are hoping to make final allocations of the funds by no later than the first week in April of 2017. Applications are being considered on a needs basis.
If you incurred home related damages and need financial assistance and have not yet applied, please contact the Buffalo County Administration Office at 608-685-6234 to obtain an application. Buffalo County is not the controlling authority for this donation program.
The flood relief steering committee wishes to express their appreciation to the community for coming together to assist those in need during this flood recovery.Download press release here
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Thu Jun. 1
Tue Jun. 6County Board Meeting ~ Army Corp. of Engineers Dredging Project *** Please Note Location Of Public Hearing***
Tue Jun. 13
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Wisconsin Affected by Severe Storms and Flash Flooding
The Small Business Administration will be offering loan assistance to those affected by the recent flooding. There will be SBA customer service representatives available to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications. The Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be located at the Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma, WI. For more information please see the press release:
SBA Press Release
August 11, 2016 Flood Related Items
Emergency Relief for Townships