Fond du Lac offers free drop off site for residents following flooding

CREATED Apr 16, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 16, 2014

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FOND DU LAC -- The mix of heavy rains and melting snow flooded more than thirty basements in Fond du Lac neighborhoods on Sunday and Monday -- and now Fond du Lac residents with wet furniture are getting help.

Wet carpets, furniture and soaked comforters -- among other large items -- can be dropped it off at the city of Fond du Lac bulky waste drop off site, 530 Doty St., for free Wednesday through Saturday.

"Water got into the sanitary sewer and filled the sanitary sewer in some neighborhoods and backed up some basements," said Stephen Kees, Operations Director for the City of Fond du Lac Department of Public Works.

The DPW would normally charge $20 for residents to drop off items.

"If we can just do our little part ... to get rid of what's been damaged, we think we could help out ... as much as we can,"  Kees said. 

A bad flood destroyed a large amount of the furniture in José Miranda's bakery in the past. He said he now stacks his inventory on shelves.

Miranda said his building's basement only received a few inches of water this time around.

"I’m very happy it didn't flood much this time," Miranda said. "I learned from last time."