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Wis. has 500K sandbags ready if flooding happens


MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - As the threat of heavy rains and snow settle in the state, agencies are preparing in the event of an emergency.

Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula says his agency is working with local, state, and federal groups if the weather creates worse flooding situations.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the Trempealeau and Black Rivers along with the Rock, Fox, Yellow, and Crawfish Rivers.  Flood watches extend across the entire southern half of the state.  To add to matters, a Winter Weather Advisory was issued for much of northern Wisconsin.

In advance of any flooding emergency, the WEM has more than 500,000 sandbags ready around the state including in Buffalo County and Volk Field at Camp Douglas.

Due to the weather situation, the statewide tornado drill scheduled for Thursday afternoon was moved to Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.


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