The National Weather Service says 11 to 13 inches (28 to 33 centimeters) of rain fell in some spots in western Dane County, flooding major roads and intersections and knocking out power to thousands of people.
DANE COUNTY -- Dane County has declared a state of emergency after breaking a Wisconsin state record for the heaviest rainfall in 24-hours.
Black Earth Creek is currently flooding and has hit a new record high flood stage. Evacuations are taking place there and in Cross Plains and Mazomanie.
Middleton also received major rain, resulting in stranded cars and more road closures.
According to the Red Cross, there are about 130 people in community shelters. For more information on this story, click here.