Water rescues continue in Mazomanie following heavy flooding

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MAZOMANIE (WKOW) -- Water rescues are continuing through the morning in Mazomanie following historic rains causing flooding overnight.

A significant portion of the village has been damaged by floodwaters.

Multiple water rescue teams are working to get people from homes into shelter.

Approximately 100 people are currently being sheltered at the Mazomanie Fire Station as a result of flooding.

The State of Wisconsin and Dane County will be conducting aerial surveillance over flood damaged parts of the area between noon and 3 p.m. this afternoon.

This operation will include aircraft from the State Patrol along with a number of drones to continue search and rescue work and begin damage assessment.

Amateur drone operators are being asked to please not fly in flooded areas while the assessment is being conducted.

Dane County is under a state of emergency following last night’s record rains and ongoing flooding affecting Dane County.

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