Updated: Statement from the Brillion Police Department on flooding (photo gallery included)

May 4, 2018

The Brillion News

The following press release was issued to The Brillion News from the City of Brillion Police Department. 

On Thursday, May 03, 2018 at approximately 11:30 PM, the City of Brillion Police Department was notified of areas in the city that were starting to have significant flooding. The Brillion Police Department, Brillion Fire Department, Brillion Public Works, Reedsville Police Department and Brillion Utilities responded to calls of residential flooding during the early morning hours. These agencies worked collaboratively and responded to homes, checked on residents, barricaded flooded streets, filled and provided sand bags to affected home owners and were assisted by the Calumet County Sheriff Department dispatch center. We would like to extend our appreciation to all the members of those departments who responded or helped during this incident and their hard work to keep residents safe and minimize damage.

Department members will remain at locations throughout the city until waters have reached safe levels. If you are in need of any assistance please contact the Brillion Police Department at 920-756-2221. Resources available for residents include the Salvation Army (920-866-0681) and the Red Cross (920-231-3590). The Red Cross has provided 6 cleaning supply packets for any property owner that had water damage, if you are in need of a package please contact Brillion City Hall at (920) 756-2250.

There are still many areas where water is over the road way. We would like to encourage people not to drive through high water. Floods can occur anywhere, with floodwaters rising gradually or flash floods striking suddenly. Most flood incidents happen because people try to drive through rising waters rather than avoid them. Water’s powerful force can easily overtake vehicles caught in a flood. Brillion departments responded to one call of a subject vehicle being turned due to flood waters, the occupant needed assistance from a Brillion Police Officer to get out and away from the vehicle. The vehicle needed to be towed from the area.

Again, we would like to thank all agencies for responding to the flooding in the City of Brillion. Please follow the Brillion Police Department Facebook page for continuing information. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

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