Emergency services finding routes through floods
Responders use communication, knowledge of area to get around
VIOLA, Wis. (WKBT) — Natural disasters like this often times require emergency services in remote areas, but flooding makes it much more difficult to reach those in need.
In the Kickapoo Valley, emergency responders are divided by the flood waters, with vehicles and teams on each side of the high water. And if they need to go through the water, they have to wait for larger vehicles like fire trucks.
Officials say the best thing you can do for yourself and emergency crews right now is stay out of the water. Officials also say they depend on communication between counties and their individual knowledge of the areas to get around flooded zones.