Gov. Walker visits Red Cross Shelter at Mazomanie Elementary School

Published: Aug. 23, 2018 at 9:45 AM CDT
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Governor Scott Walker went to visit a Red Cross Shelter at Mazomanie Elementary School on Thursday, August 23rd.

Walker met with those affected by the flooding and those helping with the recovery efforts including volunteers and local officials. Walker spoke about the historic flooding and is urging the community to be cautious about the upcoming rains this weekend.

"It's so overwhelming, for so many people, particularly for folks who have never had flooding. it's one thing certain areas we've seen along the Mississippi and elsewhere where it's a more common occurrence, but if you've never thought about having flooding before you get this sense of being overwhelmed," Walker said.

Gov. Walker wanted to thank everyone who has volunteered their time to help those impacted by the flooding.

A Red Cross volunteer from the Red Cross Shelter at the Mazomanie Elementary School said they have helped feed about 100 people for every meal since they opened their doors.

Governor Walker also reminded community members to call the 2-1-1 number and report any damage they have experienced due to the flooding so the city can properly assess this historic flooding.

"Obviously our hearts go out to every single person who's dealing with this, if this is your home, if it's your situation it's a disaster no matter what the overall declaration is it's a disaster, which is why yesterday we declared a disaster area for the state of Wisconsin that helps us move things forward," Walker said.