Wis. flood destroys cash

Flooding in July destroyed all the cash in the vault of a southeastern Wisconsin bank.

Fox River State Bank President Keith Polleck told WISN-TV the vault at the bank in Burlington, 35 miles southwest of Milwaukee, is water resistant but not waterproof. As the Fox River rose above flood stage, water flooded the bank, rising up to 21 inches deep inside the facility.

Now that the river is back below flood stage, restoration crews have started to clean up. Carpets have been ripped out. Drywall is being replaced. Paper copies of the bank’s documents were dried out, and the cash was replaced.

The Burlington Community Fund offered grants of up to $10,000 each for Burlington area residents whose homes and personal property were damaged in the flood.