Gov. Walker visits flood ravaged Burlington

Illinois residents walk through near-waist deep waters

Illinois residents walk through near-waist deep waters

Rainfall amounts from the Milwaukee office of the National Weather Service proved it out, with 7.75 inches of rain at Bohner's Lake in Kenosha County, 6.6 inches at the Burlington airport in Racine County and 5 inches in Genoa City in Walworth County.

No damage estimates have been made, but numerous roads were under water, while homeowners and business owners were bailing flood water out of basements.

Nearly 8,000 electric customers were without power in the affected areas early Wednesday morning.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding", Governor Walker said.

Numerous observers for the National Weather Service reported rain totals of between six and eight inches through the affected region.

A flood warning was issued Wednesday morning for the Rock River at Afton south of Janesville, since the river reached flood stage at 9.0 feet by mid-morning.

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The worst appears to be over for Wisconsin residents along the Fox River, but flooding concerns will continue Thursday.

While Burlington continued to deal with historic flooding on Thursday, other western Racine County communities hit by the heavy rains this week managed to escape with far less damage, officials said.

"If we get more rain, however, we can expect some trees to get uprooted", Kelley said. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who represents the district, also said he plans to visit the area today.

Many homes and businesses have been impacted by flooding.

Many roads and culverts in Walworth County were damaged, with Highway 120 closed from Highway D to Highway 11.

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