“We are concerned:” Racine Co. executive issues “declaration of emergency” due to flooding

RACINE COUNTY — Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave on Wednesday, July 12th issued a “declaration of emergency” in Racine County due to flash flooding throughout the county.

“We are concerned about the potential damage to both public infrastructure and to homes and businesses, “ commented Delagrave. “County staff are monitoring the situation closely, and we are prepared to do everything we can to support local municipal efforts.”

Racine police sent out a “Code Red” message to residents located within the 100-year flood plain to warn them of the potential of flooding due to the heavy rains and possible future storms.

The message was sent at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday and reads as follows:

“Good morning, this is Lt Toeller with the City of Racine Police Department with an important public safety message. This call is going out to all residents in your neighborhood due to the high probability of flooding. Our records show that your residence is located within an established flood plain, therefore this message is being shared in advance of potential flooding (which could occur later Wednesday).”

The Racine Police Department is working with the Racine Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and the Racine County Office of Emergency Management to plan and prepare for the potential for flooding.

CLICK HERE to take a look at a City of Racine Flooding Hazard Map.