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Flood warning in Waupaca County

Natonal Weather Service in Green Bay

Area includes Manawa, Royalton, Northport

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for central Waupaca County until 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 5.

A dam break on the Little Wolf River below the Manawa Dam is imminent according to Waupaca County Emergency Management and dam operators.

Major flooding downstream from the Manawa dam and Little Wolf River is expected.

“Move to higher ground now! Act quickly to protect your life. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads,” according to an alert posted by the NWS in Green Bay .

The city of Manawa posted an emergency alert that people who live down river of the dam in Manawa should evacuate.

All entrances into the city of Manawa have been blocked. Please do not try to drive into the city or around the city.

The city recommends that anyone needing emergency shelter should go to Little Wolf High School or the Manawa Masonic Center.

Vehicles are being flooded on the roads around the city. Motorists should avoid travelling the roads in the city at this time.

Union Street is flooded. North Bridge Street is flooded. Beech Street is washed away. Howard Street is flooded. Industrial Drive is flooded.

Police, firefighters and city crews are out, according to the city’s website.

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