FDL Flooding – The Latest
Johnson Street has reopened to traffic. The detour route around flooding has been lifted and traffic is able to use all of Johnson Street again.
Governor Evers has declared a State of Emergency for all of Wisconsin due to flooding. The order directs state agencies, including the Wisconsin National Guard to provide additional personnel and resources to assist in emergency response and recovery operations.
Fond du Lac County Emergency Management says that Alliant Energy is continuing to work to reconnect gas services to homes that were disconnected yesterday and last night because of safety concerns. Alliant will be going door-to-door to turn those services back on when it is safe to do so, and will need access to homes to reconnect the services. People not home at the time will receive a door hanger with instructions on how to contact Alliant. If water in the basement of the home got into the furnace, residents will need to have a contractor inspect the gas appliances before services can be turned back on. Any questions or issues should be reported to Alliant at 800-255-4268
Residents who have flood damage to their homes are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to report the damages. That information will be used by Emergency Management to assess the amount of damage done to private residences and the needs of the community. It’s not known whether there will be any financial assistance provided by FEMA or other grants, loans or other sources, but homeowners are encouraged to keep a record of expenses and take pictures of damage in case reimbursement opportunities are offered.
The Red Cross and Fond du Lac County Health Department have closed the emergency shelter located at Harbor Haven, but the shelter for residents displaced by flooding at Community Church remains open. The shelter remains available to those that are not able to find other safe arrangements to stay.
The City of Fond du Lac is offering extended hours at its Bulky Waste Drop-Off Site on Doty Street. City residents with flood damaged items from areas affected by the flood can drop off items at no charge at the location. Hours will be 7 am until 3 pm on Saturday. The drop-off site will be closed on Sunday and will have regular hours on Monday. People will need to show proof of residency, and the city will not be accepting electronics, tires or hazardous waste items at this location.