Flooding in southeastern Wisconsin left a bank’s vault full of cold, wet cash.
Every single bill inside the depository at the Fox River State Bank in Burlington was destroyed last week when 21 inches of water rushed into the building, The Associated Press reports. Keith Polleck, the bank’s CEO and president, declined to reveal how much money was ruined ― but said customers needn’t be worried as the Federal Reserve would replace every dollar affected.
The waterlogged city is part of more widespread flooding in Wisconsin and Minnesota that has closed roads and triggered mudslides. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Winona and Houston counties in Minnesota and parts of Crawford, Vernon, Richland and Juneau counties in Wisconsin. Forecasters say up to seven inches (18 centimeters) of rain fell overnight.
Elsewhere in Wisconsin, a mudslide has closed part of Highway 95 near Fountain City. Numerous roads in Vernon and Buffalo counties were also affected by flooding.