Updated: Emergency shelter closes, help still availableThe emergency shelter established to provide residents a place to stay in the event they can’t get to their homes because of flooding has closed.
The emergency shelter established to provide residents a place to stay in the event they can’t get to their homes because of flooding has closed.
The shelter was opened in the Superior Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon in response to road flooding that affected 130 residences in the towns of Superior, Summit and Dairyland. Roads in the area were made impassable by flooding and washouts after four to six inches of rain fell early Tuesday morning.
No one accessed the shelter, said Pat Schanen, Douglas County Health and Human Services director who coordinated with the Red Cross to open the emergency shelter. She said if anyone is in need of shelter, the county stands ready to open that up again.
Anyone in need of shelter is encouraged to call (218) 391-6756, (218) 391-4207, (218) 590-6142 or (218) 428-6988.
Road conditions in the county are continuing to change in the wake of the storms. This morning, Douglas County closed County Road A, just south of Booker Road at the Amnicon River. County High B at Eastman Road has reopened after water cleared from the road. For up-to-date information on roads in Douglas County, visit www.douglascountywi.org.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, State Highway 35 in Douglas County is expected to remain closed at least until Thursday to make repairs to the roadway, but officials anticipate U.S. Highways 2/53 reopening by 5 p.m.