Richland County, WI: Richland County Emergency Management states areas of Richland County have been greatly affected recent storms with current impacts primarily being felt in the Viola from the Kickapoo River Shed and Yuba, and Hub City areas in the Pine River Shed, which will in turn affect those areas down river in the communities of Rockbridge, Richland Center and continuing south. There is a State of Emergency declared in the Village of Viola and Richland County. All those downriver of these floodways are encouraged to take the necessary precautions. Some residents in the most affected communities have been encouraged to evacuate ahead of the rising waters. This is a dangerous situation as water levels are rising very rapidly.
Low lying roadways may be underwater. Public safety officials do not encourage people to travel in the impacted areas unless absolutely necessary. If you find yourself driving at night, please pay close attention to road conditions, as people often state they did not realize they were driving into water until it was too late and their vehicle was caught by the current. Just 12 inches will carry away a car. Please remember “Turn around; Don’t Drown”.