Green Bay Preble High School serves as shelter for Brown County evacuees

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BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Those who had to get out of their homes due to the rising water, went to a shelter set up at Green Bay Preble High School.

Nearly 40 people signed in there Friday morning.

"I don't have any idea what it looks like over there,” Evacuee Michelle Wittington said. “My trucks sitting there. I have no idea what's going on with it. I have no idea how high the water is."

Wittington had to get out of her home on Green Bay's east side as quickly as the floodwaters rose Friday morning.

"We had my entire building in one boat and then they came and picked us up in this big military transport thing,” Wittington said. “The tires are almost as tall as you and they were buried in the water it was pretty bad."

Wittington and her son escaped, but had to leave everything behind.

Their story one of many at Preble High School where food and shelter are provided.

“We'll be here 24/7 until we're told different and they get to go back to their homes or find another place to go,” Shelter Manager Colleen Swenson said.

The American Red Cross is still determining how long the shelter will need to be open.

As of now they plan to use it throughout next week.

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