Latest on Water Rescues Underway in Fond du Lac
Officials have evacuated about 15 homes and a 100 unit apartment building and six unit apartment, they have also evacuated the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club.
There were multiple rescues from homes this morning and probably 100 – 150 people are out of their apartment building.
Some residents have three to four feet of water in their basement. They have cut power and gas to all the buildings in the area.
Local 5 viewer Jason Fideler sent us aerial images of the Fond du Lac flood zone in the gallery below:
UPDATE: 3/14/19 7:30 a.m.
Fond du Lac County Emergency Management says 15 to 20 people have been temporarily moved to the FDL Police Department due to flooded basements that are not safe for them to be in. The Fire Department says the flooding is mostly on the city’s south side with water as high as 20 inches.
The flooding is being caused by ice dams jamming up the river, and water is not flowing like it should be.
The city’s department of public works is trying to break up the ice so the water can flow back to normal.
ORIGINAL POST: 3/14/19 5:38 a.m.
Fond du Lac County Emergency Management says the fire department is currently performing water rescues in the area of South Street and Western Avenue and 9th Street. They say flooding is occurring in low lying areas, and ice shoves are causing the Fond du Lac River to back up.
No injuries have been reported. Stay with Local 5 for continued updates.