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Wisconsinites, Packer fans who now live in Houston struggle as more rain falls

Houston is known as a city of 'out of towners' and lots of people originally from Wisconsin live there now.

In fact, there are so many that a huge network of Green Bay Packer Fans has formed in the region. Those people are now checking on each other as flooding continues.

The group is called the Cheddarhead Pack of Houston. They have more than 1,400 due-paying members who come together at four different Houston-area bars to watch Packer Games. Click here to learn more about the group

Group leadership says they have not heard of any injuries among their members - but the damage has been devastating.

"One of our longtime members - her and her boyfriend - had to be rescued this morning and they were finally rescued, I believe, by the Coast Guard," Amy Fritzer, Cheddarhead Pack of Houston general manager, said.

Fritzer grew up around Milwaukee until, as a senior in high school, she moved to Houston with her family.

Now (decades later) she's moving all her Packer memorabilia - along with wedding photos and such - upstairs.

"We personally have not left our house since Saturday. And that's because there's nowhere for us to go," Fritzer said.

"My parents for example, we cannot get to them because many of the roads we have to take are impassable," Fritzer said.

Some of the other Wisconsin transplants in the Cheddarhead Pack of Houston have already lost condos. One family lost an entire RV lot that they owned, Fritzer said.

The Fritzer family plan is to wait things out on the second floor of their house despite a mandatory evacuation order.

"At the end of the day, as long as people are safe - and our dog who is named Jordy, by the way, after Jordy nelson - that's what matters. And the material stuff we can always replace. We can always get new couches. That's the least of my worries," Fritzer said.

The family lives in Sugarland, Texas which is just to Houston's southwest. She says they've already gotten more than 24 inches of rain and are concerned that a nearby levee will not be able to handle even more water.

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