Village of Waterford declares flood emergency

VILLAGE OF WATERFORD (WITI) -- A flood warning has been issued for the Fox River due to rising water levels. The Village of Waterford has declared a flood emergency.  Village property owners may pick up filled sandbags at the Village of Waterford Public Works building located at 801 Ela Avenue at any time on a first come first serve basis.  Residents are responsible for loading their own sandbags.

Ongoing rainfall is taxing the Village’s storm and sanitary sewer systems to their fullest extent. The Village is urging all residents and business owners that live in area that may be affected by the rising river water to move any valuable items out of the lower portions of their home up to higher areas immediately.

The Village has issued a slow no wake order on the Fox River and closed the public boat launch located north of the Waterford dam.  Due to strong water currents, individuals are strongly encouraged not to boat on the Fox River at this time.

If your home or business has been damaged due to the flooding conditions, please report the damaged location to the Village Hall at 262-534-3980.

The next update will be provided on the Village of Waterford website at on April 19 or earlier should additional information be available.

Questions may be directed to Village Hall at 262-534-3980.