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UPDATE 6: Residents whose structures were damaged by the severe weather event on Saturday, June 22, are asked to call 211 to report damage to their homes, mobile homes, apartments, or businesses. Local government agencies will utilize the information to identify impacted portions of the community and help staff plan and conduct preliminary damage assessments of the affected areas. Staff will not contact homeowners or conduct a detailed site assessment like their insurance adjuster would. Calling 211 does not register homeowners for any type of emergency or disaster assistance.

UPDATE 5: The City has established a Road Closure Perimeter to ensure the community’s safety during the ongoing storm response. The boundary of the closure perimeter extends from Center Avenue, Kellogg Avenue, Beloit Avenue, and State Highway 11. The City is reminding the community that this closure is in place to protect public safety and ensure residents in need of help can receive assistance. Outside traffic is not permitted to enter the perimeter.

UPDATE 4: Due to the tornado damage to the areas surrounding Jackson Elementary School, Janesville, WI, there will be no summer school at Jackson Elementary on Monday, June 24 nor Tuesday, June 25, 2024. While there is no significant damage to the school, the neighborhood surrounding has been impacted.

There will be no staff at the building and no breakfast or lunch served.

We anticipate that summer school at Jackson will resume on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Summer school programs at other SDJ locations are scheduled to run as planned.

UPDATE 3: The City of Janesville will host a coordinated volunteer location for individuals looking to assist in storm cleanup. Volunteers may meet at the old Rock County Jobs Center at 1800 Center Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents in need of assistance may visit the facility to locate individuals willing to assist in property cleanup.

UPDATE 2: The City of Janesville, in collaboration with the Salvation Army of Rock County and Dr. Daniel Hale Williams County Resource Center, is offering transportation and additional services to those affected by the weather event.

Residents in need of assistance and resources can head to either facility. Transportation will be provided from the Dr. Daniel Hale Williams County Resource Center to the Salvation Army of Rock County. The Dr. Daniel Hale Williams County Resource Center is located at 1717 Center Avenue, with the Salvation Army of Rock County at 514 Sutherland Avenue.

UPDATE 1: The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and multiple area Fire Departments are responding to Rock Township and other areas between the cities of Janesville and Beloit for weather damage and flooding. Please avoid the area as there are numerous reports of debris in roadways and flooding.

JANESVILLE — A tornado touched down on the south side of the City of Janesville about 9 p.m. Saturday evening, according to the city of Janesville Emergency Operations Center.

The tornado caused considerable damage to structures and infrastructure.

First responders are currently on the scene, and the city has activated its Emergency Operations Center to mobilize additional resources.

City officials are asking residents to stay away from the south side of Janesville as downed trees and power lines continue to present a hazard to public safety.

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