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Dane County breaks record for heaviest rainfall in 24-hours, in state of emergency

Posted at 10:21 AM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 13:29:17-04

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.