Fond du Lac cleans up after flood, residents survey damage

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY)- Even thou the water has gone down, many neighborhoods still have standing water after Thursday's flood in Fond du Lac.

High water nearly covers a fire hydrant in Fond du Lac on March 14, 2019. (WBAY photo)

This includes Chestnut Street where Steve Monfils is among the many struggling to save possessions.

"Last night she came down Arndt Street and about 20 minutes later the basement was full and three hours later I had five inches of water in the living room," said Monfils.

Monfils is now staying with his son, since his house has severe damage.

Others don't even have transportation as we found several vehicles on the same block airing out from taking on water.

Carol Wager of Fond du Lac added,"Pretty grim, pretty, people are just trying get back to normal. Trying to figure things out."

While the water on the Fond du Lac River has gone down quite a bit, Fire Chief Pete O'Leary says there's still concern.

"The key is take it slow, make sure public utilities are there, to turn your gas back on. If you smell something, smell gas, call 911," he said.

As for Monfils, he's not sure what's next.

"Ten years ago when we got flooded out last time they told me if your first floor gets flooded they won't save it. It's a done deal," Monfils added.

O'Leary says if there's anything to be thankful for, it's that no one was seriously injured.