Columbus works to recover from flooding

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COLUMBUS, Wis. (WMTV)--- The City of Columbus is recovering after the Crawfish River flooded streets and homes last week.

The City of Columbus said the bridge at Highway 16 & 60 remains closed until an inspection is performed on the structure. It’s expected to take place within the next day or two.

Flood-damaged items
Residents can dispose of flood-damaged items can bring them to the Department of Public Works on E. School Street. Stop by during normal business hours, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon. Residents from the Town of Elba should contact town officials for more information on disposal of flood-damaged items.

Flood damage form
Residents who had damage from the flood need to fill out a Damage Assessment Form. The information will be used to determine if further financial assistance will be made available through the State of Federal government. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Columbus Emergency Management at (920) 623-5900. Completed forms should be submitted by March 29.

Residents who placed sandbags out for flood control are being advised to keep them in place for now. Please hold on to them for potential use later in the spring.