Disaster Relief & Emergency Information

Disaster Relief Fund & Resources

Historic rainfall in the Black Earth Creek watershed of Northwestern Dane County has caused epic flooding and heavy damage across the area that includes the villages of Cross Plains, Black Earth, and Mazomanie. Local, State and county disaster declarations have been issued. The State Bank of Cross Plains has set up a Disaster Recovery Account where people can make donations for the benefit of affected individuals and businesses. For more information on making a donation please visit the State Bank Flooding Disaster Recovery and Relief page.

The Cross Plains Disaster Relief Facebook page has been established to help connect those residents in need of clean-up assistance with volunteers willing to assist.

August 20th Flood Emergency Information

August 21st Updates

  • 1:45 p.m. update
    • The Red Cross and Salvation Army are in the process of establishing a shelter at Glacier Creek Middle School in the Village of Cross Plains. The shelter will open at 4 p.m. Residents who have been displaced by the flooding are encouraged to utilize the shelter as needed.
  • 11:51 a.m. update:
    • Businesses should report damage to Village Hall 608-798-3241
    • Residents are instructed to remain home, stay out of the damaged areas and off the roads. Please be careful of debris
    • Residents should report any damage to their home by calling 211
    • Residents who wish to assist should wait for further instruction
    • Roads are being inspected, water remains on Village streets including Brewery, Valley and parts of Lewis
    • Roads into the Village continue to be closed
    • The sewer plant is operational but the collection system is surcharged, it will take 24 to 48 hours for collection systems to return to normal
    • The water system is operational, drinking water is safe.
  • 7:30 a.m. update
    • Village residents are advised to stay off of Village streets and remain at home. Please report property damage by calling 211. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.