FOX VALLEY - Ditches and other low areas in the Fox River Valley are flooding after heavy rainfall.
Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/QBC1pO ) reports Monday's rain in Appleton broke a record for the day set in 1942. The city received 1.9 inches of rain by 7 a.m., breaking the previous record of 1.76 inches.
More rain is possible through Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch that stretches from southwestern Wisconsin northeast through the Appleton and Green Bay areas.
Christina Muller is the interim emergency management director for Outagamie County. She says that while the Fox and Wolf rivers are near flood stage, they aren't at levels that would damage homes or businesses.
EAGLE RIVER - You typically find cotton or denim running through her sewing machine, but Chris Gaffron has been sewing a lot of plastic lately.
"It's just straight stitching, so anyone can do it," Gaffron said.
The "StitchIt" custom embroidery store owner worked on sewing old plastic feed bags from a friend's horse barn, which don't biodegrade. Gaffron and her friend talked about ways to make better use of the trash and came up with an idea to help the homeless.
WOODRUFF - The state will no longer use county-by-county rules to attempt to slow the spread of deadly emerald ash borer (EAB).
Next Friday, all of Wisconsin will be under an EAB quarantine. That means ash wood can now move freely around the state.
In the current system, individual counties are quarantined only if the tree pest was found there. The state restricted the movement of ash wood between infected counties and those free from EAB, trying to keep more areas "clean."
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