Friday, September 7, 2018

Many WI flood warnings remain; Twitter shows Walker pressed, dry, mud-and-care-free

Floods? What floods? Walker uses official Twitter account to make him look pressed, dry and very mud-and-care-free, while...

The National Weather Service continued late Friday morning to post flood warnings for many WI rivers, counties and communities:

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
  Baraboo River At Rock Springs affecting Sauk County
  Baraboo River At West Baraboo affecting Sauk County
  Baraboo River Near Baraboo affecting Sauk County
  Fox River At Waukesha affecting Waukesha County
  Pecatonica River At Martintown affecting Green County
  Sugar River At Brodhead affecting Green and Rock Counties
  Baraboo River At Reedsburg affecting Sauk County
  Rock River At Watertown affecting Jefferson County
  Rock River At Jefferson affecting Jefferson County
  Rock River At Fort Atkinson affecting Jefferson County
  Rock River Near Lake Koshkonong affecting Jefferson and Rock
  Rock River At Newville affecting Rock County
  Rock River At Afton affecting Rock County
  Fox River At Princeton affecting Green Lake County
  Fox River Near Berlin affecting Green Lake County
  Crawfish River At Milford affecting Jefferson County..

But Gov. Walker's official Twitter feed remains top-heavy with campaign-related-self-promotion, and none of those warnings or this kind of storm imagery:
Flooding, rains expand the Milwaukee River
I noted the same thing yesterday, but 24 hours does not a caring, empathetic Governor make.

In fact, while Walker tweeted out a smattering of flood information in recent days, he has not posted an image of himself on muddy, flooded ground since 8/31.

Update: Oh, look: Here's Walker inspecting flood damage in a tweet after my blog was posted here, on Facebook and Twitter. Coincidence?

11 m Stopped by Leon Country Floors & More to see flood damage.
 11 minutes ago
And he even had the gall to post this the same day, Aug. 31, before the rains and flood warnings had stopped:
Despite the rain, most parts of the state are open for visitors to enjoy this Labor Day weekend!

Here's what's at the top of his official twitter feed right now.More
1 h 10 years of connecting our highly-skilled workforce with rewarding career opportunities at !
4 h ICYMI: We are continuing to build on the more than $8 billion in cumulative tax relief enacted since taking office. --> “Nearly 558K Wisconsin families filed for the $100-per-child tax rebate.”  
And while Walker was using our tax dollars to promote himself, @RedCrossWIS at the same time was picking up the slack:

  •  4 hours ago
    Residents impacted by storms/flooding are invited to find convenient, proximate, in-person access to Red Cross recovery assistance & health resources Saturday in Sauk County: * La Valle Town Hall, 314 Highways 58N/33W: 9 am-3 pm * Reedsburg Library, 370 Vine St.: 9 am-5 pm
  •  4 hours ago
    We'll continue neighborhood/home visits across the state and will share any additional resource events as they're available. To connect with someone to help in your recovery, contact your county emergency management agency, call 2-1-1 or dial our hotline: 888-700-7051

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