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Alder Sheri Carter

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Alder Sheri Carter

Contact Information

Home Address:

3009 Ashford Ln

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Carter’s Updates

Flooding Updates & Information

August 28, 2018 8:55 AM

City Efforts
160,000 sandbags have been distributed to 13 sites providing sand and sandbags for the public to fill. The City is producing 2,000 filled sandbags per hour for public use. City staff, volunteers, and the National Guard continue to help fill and distribute sandbags.

Continue To Prepare For Lake Flooding and Flash Flooding
Sunday morning's sunny skies do not mean we are in the clear. More rain is on the way, and flood preparations must continue.

Check frequently for the latest updates and resources.

  • Sandbag your property if you're in a low-lying area, in areas identified on the City map for isthmus flash flooding, or in areas known to flood in the past.
  • Sandbag the lowest opening of your building (i.e. doors and windows)
  • Acquire a plug for your floor drains, basement sink, and basement toilet. Placing sandbags over the floor drain will provide some level of protection.
  • Move valuables from your basement to other floors.
  • Get a submersible pump, and test your pump if you have one.

Parking Recommendations

  • Do not park on streets in low-lying areas or the lower level of parking garages located in low-lying areas. Move your vehicles now!
  • Do not drive in rain when flash flooding is predicted.
  • Free parking is still available in public parking garages from 9 PM-7AM.

Reduce Traffic Congestion--Use Madison Metro!
Customers should monitor for detours and any other changes in service as conditions change.

Those who are able to work from home or telecommute are still encouraged to do so. If you must drive to work, try to do so outside of peak traffic hours, which are typically 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM.

Reporting Damages
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.

Report Damage to Trees

Report Trees on Power Lines

UW-Madison Move-In Underway
Students moving into the dorms this week should take the proper precautions:

  • Avoid the isthmus. Instead, approach campus from the south and west.
  • Expect delays and traffic backups; plan for extra time.
  • Traffic routes given to UW residents and families in their move-in information are expected to remain open as planned. Visit for more information.

Large item pick-up and electronics recycling
If setting items out on the curb for refuse pickup, separate your electronics from other items. The City would like to recycle electronics, if possible. All sticker fees for electronics will be waived this week (Monday, August 27 - Friday, August 31)

Additional Sandbagging Tips
When placing sandbags around your house, keep them as close to the building as possible to keep water out. Placing bags any distance from the house will trap water in between the sandbag and your home and will not prevent leaks and flooding.

Volunteers Are Waiting To Help People!
While over 300 volunteers signed up to help fill and distribute sandbags, there is some concern that there are people who need sandbags and don't know to ask for help.

If you need help getting sandbags to your home, fill out this form on the City of Madison Flood website. You will be matched with volunteers who can help you.

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