Flooding Potential on the Rock River and Kishwaukee River in Winnebago County 12/26/08

Winnebago County Sheriff's OfficeNews Media Release  News  Release Number                2008-055
 Information: Flooding Potential on the Rock River and Kishwaukee River in                                        Winnebago County
 Date:  12/26-27/08  Time:  N/A       Page 1   of  1

 Narrative:The National Weather Service is predicting rain amounts totaling 1.5-3 inches by Saturday night (12/27/08) for the Rockford/Winnebago County area.  In the event we receive that amount of rain, significant flooding could occur due to the rain, snow melt, and ice jam conditions that may accompany this weather.  Residents living in low lying areas should be alert to rapidly changing conditions due to this flooding potential. The Winnebago County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is being staffed during this time, and will continue to monitor the conditions and provide updates to the public as needed.  In the event there is a need, residents needing supplies may obtain sand and sandbags at the following locations: ·         Roscoe Village Public Works—5402 Swanson Road·         Michalsen Office Furniture Parking lot—8010 North Second Street·         New Milford Fire Department—2177 Will James Road   Citizens are also urged to call the EOC at 815-319-6215 with any reports of ice jams, flooding, or any weather/river related issues or questions. For current river conditions, and any further updates, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (815) 319-6300, or the Rock River information telephone line at (815) 316-8888.  You may also visit the Sheriff’s Department’s website at www.winnebagosheriff.com