Wis. Village Issues Voluntary Evacuation Advisory

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012  |  Updated 9:34 PM CDT
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City officials have closed down the lakefront bike path with a warning: stay away. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

City officials have closed down the lakefront bike path with a warning: stay away. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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Village officials in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., issued a voluntary evacuation advisory for residents Monday evening as dangerous winds are expected to produce dangerous waves on Lake Michigan.

Authorities reported no flooding or damage reported in the area as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The voluntary evacuation was not lifted, as police were still monitoring big waves.

The National Weather Service has said the highest waves are expected near the Wisconsin / Illinois border.

From a statement on the village's website:

The Village has identified the area south of 95th Street and east of the Metra rail where the elevation is near or below 595 feet as an area that is subject to flooding and damage from the high waves. Areas abutting the four creeks that drain to Lake Michigan have also been identified as primary areas subject to flooding and damage from this event. Water from this event is expected to run inland along the creeks.

Residents who live in the area south of 95th street and east of 3rd avenue were advised to protect or move their property and belongings or evacuate the area.

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