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FOX47 NEWS - Sauk Co. Flooding

Jeff Angileri
Jun 11, 2008, 10:28 PM


Wading through saturated, muddy ground, people in Sauk County are sandbagging houses along the Baraboo river, hoping to salvage whatever they can as flood waters rise.

Jason Stephen used to live hundreds of feet away from the river.

Look's like I've got river-front property right now, he said.

Down the road, Patrcia Morrow took us by a brand new riverwalk now swallowed by fast moving waters.

They just made and finished it in the spring and now it's getting all washed away, she said.

And with several more inches of rain in the forecast, emergency management officials say people are just trying to stay positive.

It's really trying on everybody, said Jeff Jelinek, Sauk Co. Emergency Management Director. People have lost their houses. They've lost personal property.

Made all the more difficult when faced with the possibility of leaving everything they know behind.

Very scared...Very worried, said Morrow. I can't imagine what else could happen.

Stephen said, It's getting to the point where it's like...What do you do? I don't know what to do anymore. You just gotta wait it out.

If you have been affected by the flood, you need to call-in damage reports to get federal funding. The number is 608-355-3200.

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