Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Flooding Outside the C-Store and Flood Safety Tips

The spring snow melt and heavy rains flooded the area next to the Sokaogon C-Store, causing emergency pumping of the expanding water flow near the front door and water filling in the area facing the north exit to Hwy 55.

Please stay safe during the flooding we may see during this spring melt. Now is a good time to remind yourself of some ways to stay safe during flood events.
Here are some tips for safety in floods from
Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods may:
  • Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems.
  • Develop slowly or quickly – flash floods can come with no warning.
  • Cause outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings, and create landslides.
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Determine how best to protect yourself based on the type of flooding.
    • Evacuate if told to do so.
    • Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
    • Stay where you are.