Rescues continue in flooded Fond du Lac

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue and other departments continue to rescue people from flooding in Fond du Lac.

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

Overnight, the department reached out to neighboring rescue agencies for help. Fourteen agencies helped with 90 personnel.

"Please do not attempt to navigate roadways that are flooded. It is extremely dangerous! Crews will continue to work with our partners to ensure the public's safety," Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue says.

The department says it is "nearly impossible" for the city to say which roads are closed, but east/west roads near the Fond du Lac River are blocked off. The Department of Public Works will remove barricades when the roads are safe.

Fire/Rescue says conditions have improved since Thursday morning when ice jams caused water to go over the banks.

It was about 5 a.m. Thursday when the flood waters started to creep in.

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue believes several hundred people were displaced.

The American Red Cross says they've combined shelters into one location:

* Fond du Lac - Community Church, N6717 Streblow Dr.

The Fond du Lac Humane Society says it is working with the Red Cross and officials in the city to help pets that were displaced by the flooding. The goal is to set the displaced pets up in another building.