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Three rescued from vehicles after flash flooding in Grant County

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GRANT COUNTY (WKOW) -- Three people had to be rescued from vehicles Sunday morning after significant flash flooding and road washouts were reported in parts of Grant County.

According to Grant County Emergency Management Director Steve Braun, up to eight inches of additional rain fell between Saturday night and Sunday morning. He says significant flash flooding and road washouts have been reported in northern and central Grant County.

Braun says three people on Vesperman Road, near Ellenboro, were rescued from vehicles Sunday morning by swift water rescue personnel.

Braun says Grant County Emergency Management is currently reaching out to all Grant County towns, cities, and villages to compile a damage assessment from the flash flooding overnight. They are also asking those affected by the flash flooding to report damaged homes.

Early Sunday morning, the Grant County Sheriff's Office says Highway 81 from Ellenboro Road to Platte Road was closed due to high water. The roadway has since been opened.

County officials say, residents that sustained structural damages to their home, damages to utilities, washed out driveway, bridges or other damages greater than $1,500, are asked to report those damages to Emergency Management. 

Once county officials have a better picture of the damage across the county, they say they will be able to determine if any sort of disaster assistance or aid may be applicable to this flash flooding event.

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