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Flood Waters Appear To Be Ebbing In Menominee County

The situation is improving for residents along the Wolf River at Keshena in Menominee county.

Emergency Management Coordinator for the Menominee Indian Tribe, Ben Warrington says it appears the water has stopped rising at Keshena...

".....it began in late November, around the Thanksgiving weekend, and the reasons for it were some ice dams along the Wolf River. Since the week of Thanksgiving it has gradually begun to rise. Now it is to the point it is beginning to affect some businesses and homes in the downtown area...."

Warrington says many volunteers have come out to sand bag....

"....a lot of volunteers came out yesterday along with our police department and business owners in that area. They did put out over a 1000 sand bags in the area to minimize any damage that may occur...."

 Though the water appeared to be not rising on Thursday,  Warrington says they remain cautious about the rising waters, especially with a weekend forecast in the 40's which will cause more snow melting.

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