Richland Center, WI: Richland County Emergency Management Director, Darin Gudgeon is urging citizens to prepare for additional significant rainfall over the next few days. Travelling during flash floods could quickly become treacherous. “If you come across an area with water swiftly crossing the road, do not attempt to drive through it. Turn Around Don’t Drown!”
Sand is now available for Richland County residents use and can be found at the old Community Center site in Richland Center. Sand bags can be picked up in the basement of the Richland County Courthouse. Sand is also being provided to Buena Vista residents on Timber Lane off Highway 14 in Gotham. Residents are being instructed to bring along their own shovels, as they will not be provided.
Marianne Stanek, Richland County Health & Human Services Public Health Manager, advises residents: DO NOT use water from a PRIVATE well that has been flooded. If you are not certain about the safety of your water supply you should have your well tested for bacteria. Until the test results are known, use bottled water or water from a known, safe, source for drinking and cooking. The well water can be used for bathing as long as no water is ingested (as long as not water gets in your mouth). Please call Richland County Health & Human Services Public Health at 647-8821 if you have concerns about the safety of your well water.
For immediate release: June 24, 2013