Overnight from Monday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Ashland County experienced heavy rain of 5 to 12 inches, which caused wide-spread flooding, road, and structure damage in the affected area. This web page is a collection of information and resources about dealing with the impact of the rain and subsequent flooding.
Road Damage Maps
Bayfield County Flood Page which has links for an interactive map of road damage from flooding in Bayfield and Ashland Counties. Bayfield County updating it with additional information as it becomes available.
- Ashland County Sheriff’s website
- DOT flood briefing paper
- Map of flood damage in Ashland and Iron counties
- Map of flood damage in Bad River and Saxon
WI Emergency Operations Center – Incident Report 12 includes damage to homes and businesses, damage to public infrastructure (roads, bridges, trails, etc.) and county by county update, posted July 18, 2016.
Northern Wisconsin Flood Update from Wisconsin Ready – Governor Scott Walker declared a State of Emergency for eight counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution on all area roads and are reminded not to drive through standing water. For up-to-date closures and detour information visit www.511wi.gov
Flood Recovery Information
Chequamegon Bay Flood Relief website created to find information and answers to frequently asked questions, and organize volunteers and needs listed on the Chequamegon Bay Flood Relief Volunteers Facebook page.
How Heavy Flooding Can Damage Drinking Water Quality – Northwest Wisconsin Deluge Should Put Well Owners on Alert for Contamination.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced in August that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP)s in Wisconsin that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms and flooding on July 11 – 12, 2016 in the area. The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Oct. 11, 2016.
Certified Laboratories in Ashland, Wisconsin that Perform Water Bacteria Tests for Private Well Owners
UWEX Wisconsin Horticulture article on Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens.