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Flood wall up in Greene

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GREENE (KWWL) -

The Butler Emergency Management has put up flood barriers in downtown Greene.

On Saturday, crews worked to fill a special flood wall call a HESCO Barrier.

The barrier is different from the sandbag walls that were built during the 2016 Floods and is said to be more effective in controlling flood waters.

Greene sits along the Shell Rock River and is often hit hard by flood waters.

During the 2016 floods, at least 10 homes were evacuated, school was canceled and the gym was used for an emergency shelter.

However, the town suffered minor damage when compared to the damage sustained during the 2008 Floods, when the grocery store, post office, and other main street business were lost to flood waters.

Saturday, Butler Emergency Management posted to Facebook, thanking volunteers and organizations for help installing the HESCO Barrier. 

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