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Cass County reports flooding in Sylvan Township

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Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Monday June 16th 2014 a Pillager area resident contacted the Cass County Emergency Management office about flooding issues he was having in Sylvan Township. The residence was surrounded on two sides by lake water and there was about three feet of standing water in his basement. The TEEN CERT Program was activated and several members of the CERT program and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office spent the next five hours filling, hauling and placing sandbags to try to stop further influx of water. Once the wall was completed, the property owner was able to use pumps to clear his basement and stay ahead of water that continued to seep through the ground.

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Several areas of Cass County are dealing with high water from significant recent rainfalls. If you come across a roadway that is not navigable due to high water, please use caution and report the situation to the Sheriff’s Office.

 If you have flooding issues or concerns, the Emergency Management Office has sandbags and bag filling equipment available for private property owners. The bags can be requested by calling the Emergency Management Office at 218-547-7437. The property owner is responsible for the purchase of the sand and other materials.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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