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City of Kaukauna

City of Kaukauna responds to storm damage, receives help from community

Posted on May 22, 2024 by

KAUKAUNA, Wis. – At approximately 9:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, severe thunderstorms with driving winds blew through the City of Kaukauna damaging trees and property. City of Kaukauna Police Department and Fire Department along with assistance from the Outagamie County Emergency Management team, Red Cross, Little Chute Fire Department, and Combined Locks Fire Department worked through the night to assist with emergency efforts including relocating 50+ residents who were displaced from their home. The Street Department and Kaukauna Utilities crews also worked to clear roadways and restore power.

Around 9:00 am this morning, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an organization of trained volunteers, began documenting damage around the city. The Red Cross is actively working to find more permanent housing solutions for those who were displaced. There are no known injuries at this time.

Residents and travelers are asked to keep the roads as clear as possible while crews assess and clear damages and debris. Residents without power are welcome to visit the Community Room at the Street, Park and Recreation (SPaR) building located at 207 Reaume Ave. to charge their devices.

The City of Kaukauna would like to thank Outagamie County Emergency Management, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, Kaukauna Area School District, Red Cross, Little Chute Fire Department, Combined Locks Fire Department, Community Emergency Response Team, and the Kaukauna Fire Department, Police Department, Street Department and Kaukauna Utilities for their assistance.