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UPDATE: Wisconsin Rapids Flooding

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS (PRESS RELEASE) -- The river flow has diminished from 78,400 cubic feet per second to 54,000 cfs overnight. The river will continue to draw down throughout next week.

The Jackson St bridge has been inspected and is in the process of being reopened.  The Jackson St. bridge should be open around Noon on Sunday.

Street Closings:

These streets remain closed to traffic but are being inspected to determine when they can be re-opened to traffic.

2nd Street (Birch to Witter)
1st Street (Market to Drake)
1st Avenue (Johnson to Goggins)
2nd Avenue (Expressway to Seneca)
Point Basse Ave (Wood to Hillcrest)

People are being allowed to return to their homes, apartments, and businesses. The Wisconsin rapids Fire and Police Departments are assisting those people to return home if they so desire. For people displaced on the west side they should report to Lyons Park on the west side of the Expressway Bridge for assistance. For displaced families on the east side of the Wisconsin River, they should report to 2nd Street South between Birch and Maple Streets for assistance.

The City of Wisconsin Rapids is offering those directly affected by the flood and who were displaced as a result the option of having an assistance visit from the Building and Electrical Inspectors, and an Engineer to inspect their homes. To arrange for such a visit, citizens should call 715-421-8225.

The City is also offering to assist residents who were evacuated to pump water from their basements. Citizens can arrange for this by calling 715-213-3413.

Damage assessment personnel will also be inspecting flood damaged areas sometime next week.

Unclaimed pets from the Parkview Apartments will be available for pickup from the Humane Society on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

 

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