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Mazomanie board reflects on flooding


September 6, 2018

Mazomanie firefighters were gathered at the station for an evening of regular drills when the first call came in around 8 p.m.: a structure fire in Cross Plains. Within an hour, they were called to assist with a swift-water rescue, their first hint of the sleepless night to come.

“[That call] raised some red flags,” Mazomanie Fire Chief and Public Works Director Mark Geisler told the village board at their Aug. 28 regular meeting. “Obviously, there was some serious water coming down in the watershed we live in.”

As the board met for the first time since the historic flood, Geisler r...

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