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Flood Update: Green Bay condemns 37 homes, Fond du Lac Co. offers assistance to flood victims

Posted: 4:40 PM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-20 21:40:05Z
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The City of Green Bay has condemned 37 homes damaged by recent flooding, according to a report from the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center. The report says the city is waiting for further building inspections and essential repairs.

Some people have returned to their homes after being evacuated for rising flood waters, but many are still displaced. The State Emergency Operations Center remains at Level 4 as the state continues to monitor flooding and respond to requests.

The Wisconsin Red Cross says its Green Bay shelter set up for flood evacuees is closing Thursday. They're working with organizations such as Salvation Army to help people who remain at the shelter move into different housing. The Red Cross says its shelter site in Fond du Lac remains open.

Fond du Lac County sent out a news release Wednesday offering a list of resources for residents impacted by flooding. People are encouraged to call 2-1-1 if they have immediate needs, such as help cleaning out their basements. Those needing clothing, hygiene products and other items are encouraged to contact the Salvation Army.

Those needing assistance with appliances (furnaces, water heaters, washers/dryers, etc.), rent assistance, vehicles or other larger items will need to complete an application requesting assistance. The application can be picked up at found at www.fdl.wi.gov , www.fdlco.wi.gov , and www.fdlunitedway.org , Completed applications can be sent to the Fond du Lac United Way, 74 South Main Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. They can also be scanned and emailed to disasterrelief@fdlco.wi.gov.

Those looking to place monetary donations can do so through the Fond du Lac United Way or the Fond du Lac Area Foundation. If writing a check, please include FDL Flood in the memo line.