Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Emergency departments stand ready for flooding


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As of late April, most of the snow appears to have melted in the western Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin, barring some small patches here and there. Of course, the snowmelt has to go somewhere and bodies of water such as the Black River in Gogebic County are at high tide.

However, there has been no major flooding on the roads so far, according to Heidi DeRosso, emergency management/911 coordinator in Gogebic County, and Stacy Ofstad, director of emergency management at the Iron County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin, and it is unlikely there wi...