RACINE, Wis. (AP) - Racine County has issued a declaration of emergency due to the possibility of dangerous flooding conditions.
Parts of southern Wisconsin have received moderate to heavy rainfall in recent days, resulting in flood watches and flood warnings being issued.
County Executive Jim Ladwig said Thursday that officials are monitoring the current situation. He says they're prepared to support local municipal efforts if necessary.
An emergency declaration positions the county to ask for state and federal assistance if necessary.
The threat of flooding doesn't appear to be as severe Thursday as forecasters initially feared. State emergency officials had been bracing for as much as 4 inches of rain, but the storm has veered south into Illinois.
The latest forecasts now call for 1 to 3 inches of rain.
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