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Wis. utility updates emergency plan in case of floods


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WKOW) -- Emergency plans are being updated for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation's hydroelectric dams. The plans may include releasing major volumes of water that could inconvenience people living downstream.

The utility says those residents will need to be prepared to evacuate during those events. WPS spokesman Bruce Crocker says it's like being ready for a tornado or other unlikely event.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, WPS suggests that people living near the Peshtigo River have battery-operated weather radios. The utility also advises they prepare evacuation routes in case of floods.

WPS singled out areas downstream from four dams along the river that could be impacted if a sudden water release were necessary. They're areas seven to 17 miles downstream of Caldron Falls, High Falls, Johnson Falls and Sandstone Rapids.

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