Flood waters hit more than 600 homes and businesses in the town of Boscobel early Saturday morning.More >>
Flood waters hit more than 600 homes and businesses in the town of Boscobel early Saturday morning. More >>
BOSCOBEL (WKOW)-- Sunday was day two of the flood recovery in Grant County and Boscobel is still the city with the most need.
After nearly eight inches of rain Saturday morning, residents were kicked while they were down. Another five to six inches fell on them Saturday night. More rain is still headed their way.
"On Monday we may have to start all over again, but now we're trying to get some of these back yards pumped down and get this water out that can't get out," Mayor Steve Wetter says.
The extra rain not only made old problems worse, it created a few new problems as well.
"Saturday night affected a lot of homes in the rural areas to the east of here towards Blue River and Muscoda," Grant County Emergency Management Director Steve Braun says.
Destruction happened all across the county. Saturday night's thunderstorms wrecked havoc on roadways, rail road crossings and bridges. At one point county officials say more than two-thirds of the roads were shut down.
Volunteers with the Red Cross out of Madison have started giving out cleaning kits. They started with a 160 of them Sunday morning. At 2:00 pm there were only a few left.
"Clean it up enough that they can get back and air dry it and use the facility," volunteer Jim Gilmour says.
Volunteers also came from the Salvation Army, a few local churches, and several communities from across the county. With so much support Mayor Wetter is confident the city will recover despite the long road that's still ahead of them.
"It's going to be tough for a lot of people that are going to have to basically start all over again but we'll come together. We'll get it done and we'll drive on."
Grant County residents are asked to report any damage they see to either emergency management or the city of Boscobel.
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