Add Arcadia to the list of western Wisconsin communities getting a little help with flood recovery. Congressman Ron Kind yesterday said the federal government approved four million-dollars to help the city recover from the floods. Local leaders say the money is earmarked to build barriers to keep flood waters out of the city’s business district.
Even with the flooding across a large part of western Wisconsin, emergency managers in Eau Claire County are worried about fire. Eau Claire County Emergency Management Coordinator Tyler Esh says the fear is high winds and dry tinder that could catch fire, even if there’s snow on the ground. Esh says this is the time of year when they start to worry about fire conditions across the county.