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La Crosse County gives pre-flood season advice

Brad Williams

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The river stage in La Crosse is about 5 feet below flood stage, but the flood season could be upon us soon. 

Last year, the Mississippi rose to 10 feet in La Crosse on March 16th, and stayed above that level for 90 straight days. 

Paula Silha with the La Crosse County health department says people are concerned about how high the water will get.    

Silha says families preparing for flooding should make sure they have plenty of fresh bottled water on hand, and check to see that their packaged food has not been spoiled.

The county also urges flood victims to check the quality of water in private wells, and to pump out basements gradually.               

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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