Emergency management asking for volunteers to help with tornado clean up

Published: Sep. 9, 2018 at 8:57 AM CDT
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Emergency Management for both Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties are asking for the public to help clean up debris from severe storms and tornadoes that tore through on August 28. Many residents say they are still in need of help.

Homeowners tell CBS 58 they’ve been cleaning up since the storms and tornado hit and the cleanup is far from over. Sheboygan County Resident Daniel Kaiser’s had 14 trees torn down on his property when the tornado hit. He has been cleaning up ever since.

“Hectic, tiring, as you can see we have piles and piles of wood,” Kaiser said.

The Kaiser’s have been getting help from friends and family and are thankful for volunteers, but say more residents need help.

“There are people that are elderly that need the help more than we do,” Kaiser said.

A United Way Volunteer Reception Center is being set up at the Plymouth Fire Station located at 111 East Main Street in the City of Plymouth to register and assign volunteers to assist in both Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties. Most of the cleanup is needed in the Osceola and Cascade areas.

The Volunteer Reception Center will be open all week from September 9 until September 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. When volunteers sign in they will be given an assignment to report to for the next day. They will not be sent out the day of registration.

Volunteers will be given assignments from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 10 through September 15.

Organizers are requesting that volunteers do not report to impacted areas without first signing in at the Plymouth Fire Station. Those that do will be turned away.

Residents who have damage to report are reminded to call 2-1-1.

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