Sand and sandbags available

With the heavy rain forecasted for today, Lake County Emergency Management and the Lake County Highway Department are offering sandbags and sand for residents.  The sandbags are available at the Lake County Highway Shop, located at 1001 Southwest 4th Street in Madison today (Wednesday) and the remainder of the week from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

The sand and the bags are free, but residents will need to bring their own shovels to fill them.  Residents are also encouraged to bring a couple of people with them to help fill the sandbags.  

Anyone with questions can contact Lake County Emergency Management at 256-7611.