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Green Bay Cleaning Up After Flooding Early This Week

Water Forced 100 People To Leave Area Buildings, Officials Say

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Officials, residents and businesses on Green Bay’s east side are working to recover after heavy rain caused major flooding this week.

A deluge of rain Monday had firefighters rescuing more than 50 people from vehicles that were stuck in 6 to 10 feet of water. Green Bay Metro Fire Chief David Litton said more than 100 people had to evacuate seven buildings due to flooding.

Litton told the Green Bay Press Gazette that some of those evacuees were elderly residents of an apartment building who had mobility issues.

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The paper reports the flooding rendered a fire station uninhabitable.

Businesses that saw damage included a bank, a dental office, restaurants and bars, according to WLUK-TV. It’s unclear when the various establishments will be able to reopen.