Recent flooding throughout Kenosha County resulted in damage to public and private property, as well as displacement of residents from their homes.
Kenosha County residents affected by flooding should be aware of the health and safety hazards associated with rising water from rivers, creeks, and ravines.
“Flood waters are unsafe, and residents should take heed of the dangers before attempting to re-enter their homes or assess damages – flood waters should never be considered for recreation,” said Cynthia Johnson, Health Officer/Director, Kenosha County Division of Health. “Swift and variable river currents along with potential health and safety hazards created from floating or buried objects, damaged electrical systems, or contamination due to decreased sanitation provide an extremely dangerous environment.”
The Kenosha County Division of Health is currently contacting restaurants to determine those affected by flooding and any damages.
All Kenosha County residents, businesses, or farms that have sustained damage should report that damage to the Kenosha County Emergency Management Flood Hotline at 262-605-7924. Leave a message there in regard to the damage sustained. Damage can also be reported by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, Sheriff David Beth and the Kenosha County Division of Health make the following recommendations for people in the flood-impacted areas:
Test your water:
Emergency Housing/Disaster Relief assistance:
For more information about health concerns, please call the Kenosha County Division of Health at 262-605-6700, 800-472-8008.
For safety concerns, please call 911 in an emergency; for questions in a non-emergency, call the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, 262-605-5100.