Sheriff Nett: Entire county has been impacted by storm
As of 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office has not received any reports of injuries following Wednesday’s storm. Damage assessment from last night shows there are many trees down as well as power lines, which may be down for some time, according to a release from Sheriff Jeff Nett.
The following areas received the most damage and will be the center of attention for Thursday: Town of Richford, Town of Dakota, Town of Wautoma, City of Wautoma, Town of Mount Morris, Village of Wild Rose, Town of Springwater, Town of Saxeville.
Alliant Energy has advised the Sheriff’s Office there will be bring in crews from across the state to assist with restoring power. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to look for damage to structures, and the state highways are cleared and open.
The county roads have been cleared and are passible. The county will be going back to clear up the ditches and right of ways when they can. There are still some town roads that still closed at this time because of trees down. The Sheriff’s Office asks everybody to be careful when traveling on the area roads and it may some time for the power to be restored.
The county and the local governments are clearing the roads, while property owners are responsible for removing trees on their land. Currently the Sheriff’s Office does not know of any locations for landowners to take trees and brush to.
Trees that are against houses or other buildings should be removed by trees services or other contractor as the county and the townships cannot help with removing trees from private land.
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