City of
Madison

District 17

Alder Samba Baldeh

Alder Samba Baldeh

Alder Samba Baldeh,
Council President

Contact Information

Home Address:

5150 Crescent Oaks Dr
Madison , WI 53704

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Baldeh’s Blog

Flash Flooding Risks

August 28, 2018 6:40 PM

City of Madison Floodng - ALERT: Flash Flooding Risks –City-wide. Conditions are favorable for urban flash flooding with 2-3" of rain in the next two hours with 1" later in the evening. Don't drive. Move cars from low-lying areas. Turn around; don't drown.

Please continue to prepare-
--The city has 4,000 to 5,000 sandbags filled and ready for distribution. Staff worked throughout the night to reach that level.
--Continue to make sure you have items of value removed from lower levels of your home or business
--Don't park your vehicle in low areas-city ramps will accommodate vehicles overnight from 9 pm- 7 am for no charge through Saturday morning.

Road Closures
-One inbound land of John Nolen Drive is closed through Friday, during non-peak hours, 9-3. Crews are stabilizing the shore of Lake Monona to protect the integrity of the bike path and John Nolen Drive.
-All other road closures remain the same
-East Johnson closed from N. First to N. Baldwin St.
-East Main Street between Northern Court and the Yahara River
-Marston Ave between E. Johnson and Sherman Ave
-700 and 800 blocks of E Mifflin St

Reminders
-Stay out of flood waters - they are not safe
-Don't drown, turn around.

City staff are in constant communication with organizers of upcoming events in the City and decisions will be made on scheduling, alerts to participants, traffic issue and collaborative communication.

Mayor Soglin will hold another press conference at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29 in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at Water Utility, 119 East Olin Avenue.




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