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Heavy rains bringing back flooding concerns to Green Bay

Posted: 6:32 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 19:33:20-04

GREEN BAY -- Heavy rains overnight and into Tuesday are pushing up water levels and threatening more flooding in northeast Wisconsin.

On the east side of Green Bay, many residents remember the flooding that struck back in March. Now, with worries of flooding once again hitting the area, residents say they feel a little more prepared than last time.

The Green Bay Fire Department sent out a notice to residents advising people about the potential for flooding Wednesday night into Thursday. Back in March, the East River flooded onto city streets, forcing many residents to evacuate.

Now, with the threat for more flooding on the way, residents say they feel more prepared in case they need to evacuate once again.

"Making sure our pump works,” said Sabrina Marr from Green Bay. “We have a generator but a lot of it's making sure our pump works and getting our expensive stuff out of the floor area."

Green Bay Fire suggested residents stay informed with local weather reports and avoiding electrical outlets if water creeps into a home. They advise people to avoid standing water because there is no telling how deep it is.