Flood concerns continue, water cleanup companies kept busy in Ozaukee County ahead of more rainfall
OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- In Ozaukee County, people who specialize in drying out flooded basements say they are overwhelmed with calls following severe weather Sunday night.
Flooding concerns could only get worse Tuesday as more rainfall is in the forecast.
Kaylee Popp, who lives in Jackson, experienced flooding already. She says her sump pump failed overnight. On Monday, friends and family helped her drag wet furniture and carpeting into their driveway.
"My husband came downstairs and sure enough he was just sloshing through the whole basement. Puddles everywhere," Popp said.
She isn't alone in her flooding issues.
At SERVPRO of Ozaukee County, employees had been working straight since 3 a.m.
"The phones have just been ringing off the wall non-stop," Jan Callaway, owner of SERVPRO of Ozaukee County, said.
"It runs the gamut from panicking and really upset, or crying and just beyond belief upset to laughing," Callaway said.
The business has already called in reinforcements - their travelling 'storm team' - to work on all the basement dry-out projects.
"And we normally have maybe 2-4 calls a week. And we've had so far over 60 in the last 12 hours," Callaway said.
Bigger flooding issues, like a torn out culvert in Farmington, could take construction crews weeks to repair. The sinkhole currently cuts access off through Shalom Drive.
Popp's comparably smaller project is already gutted, poised for renovation.
"But yeah we want it back up in working order. Packers season starts so we need somewhere to watch the games," Popp said.