Federal assistance is now available to help individuals impacted by flooding, through the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). If your home or business was damaged, you will need to register with FEMA.
Historic lake levels continue to cause flooding in the isthmus. Additional rain could cause flooding that may lead to road closures and damage to personal property.
- Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance
Federal assistance is now available to help individuals impacted by flooding. Apply for assistance by phone, online, or in person.
Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance
- Report Damage to Property
To report flood damage to your property, call United Way 211, or report damages online.
- Report Damage to Business
To report flood damage to your business, call Building Inspection at (608) 266‑4551.
- Survey on Impacts to Business
This includes not only direct impacts due to property damage, but also indirect impacts such as lost income due to unplanned business closures, loss of street access, unavailable parking areas, etc.
- Report Damage to Trees
- Report Trees on Power Lines
Additional Disaster Assistance Resources
- Free Legal Assistance
A toll-free legal hotline is available to victims of flooding. Individuals who were impacted by flooding may call the hotline at 877-947-5291.
- Disaster Loans for Businesses
City of Madison business owners may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Disaster Loans Fact Sheet
Hoja de Datos de Préstamos para Desastres
There are currently no major street closures related to flooding.
Olin-Turville Ct is closed for sanitary sewer repair. Work is anticipated to be completed Friday, Nov. 9.
- The Capital City Bike Path is open at Monona Terrace. City crews have completed the removal of "Big Bag" sandbags along the path.
- Wingra Creek Bike Path is partially closed at John Nolen Dr. Under John Nolen Dr, the north segment of the path is closed and the south segment of the path is open. Wingra Creek Bike Path is open west of John Nolen Dr.
- Capital City Trail is detoured at Olin-Turville Ct. due to sanitary sewer repair. Work is anticipated to be completed Friday, Nov. 9.
- From the north, follow East Lakeside St. to its dead-end and take the bridge and enter the Olin Park parking lot to rejoin the path at Olin-Turville Ct.
- From the south, enter the Olin Park parking lot and take the bridge to East Lakeside St. to rejoin the path at Olin-Turville Ct.
Please exercise caution and do not ride or walk through flood waters.
* This is an open map curated by local bicyclists. Information may not be complete.
Do not walk or drive through floodwater.
- Do not touch floodwaters, as they may carry contaminants.
- Floodwaters can have extremely strong currents.
- Do not drive in floodwater. Currents can move cars, and water may carry electricity from downed power lines.
Protect Your Property
- Sand & Sandbag Locations
Free sand and ready-to-fill sandbags are available to City of Madison residents. Video: How to Sandbag
- Need help with sandbags? Request help from volunteers
- Flood Preparation Checklist
- Sandbag Collection
- Refuse & Large Item Pickup Information
- Health Risks in Flood Waters
- Flood Cleanup Resources
- Dealing with a Sanitary Sewer Backup
You can donate money or goods to Goodwill, Second Harvest Food Bank, and St. Vincent DePaul.
Get Help From Volunteers
Need help with your sandbags? Request help from volunteers.
To report an issue, please email email@example.com or call (608) 266‑4711.
Spring Harbor Boat Launch Closed:
Due to flooding damage to the culvert and retaining wall area at the Spring Harbor Park boat launch, emergency construction repairs are immediately needed. Beginning Friday, October 26 the boat launch is closed and will remain closed until construction is completed. We anticipate the launch to reopen by January 1. Visit boat launches webpage or the lake access map for alternate locations, including at Marshall Park.
All other boat launches are open. Please exercise caution while accessing piers, as flooding has resulted in water over abutments. Flood debris may also be present at all launches. Boaters must abide by all other restrictions currently in place. Slow no wake restrictions continue.