Heavy rains flood basements in Whitefish Bay
TODAY HAS BEEN A HEADACHE FOR JASON JENTZSCH.
HE WOKE UP THIS MORNING AROUND 10 TO FIND NEARLY SIX INCHES OF WATER IN HIS BASEMENT.
\"It has been a very high stressful day. It's no fun because you wake up thinking everything is going to be okay like every other day, and you come down and you see part of your life washed away.\"
JASON CAN THANK THIS MORNING'S HEAVY RAIN.
\"Looking at the drainage area here, this gives me the idea the break occurred between the house and street, because I see leafs everywhere.\"
\"Also, it's not a sewer smell. It's a fresh water smell, so it's clearly rain water.\"
THE NIGHTMARE ISN'T JUST LIMITED TO HIS BASEMENT THOUGH...
THERE'S BEEN REPORTS OF WATER DAMAGE THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN.
AND THAT HAS MEANT A BUSY DAY FOR MANY.
\"I've been to Jackson, Mukwonago, here in Whitefish, Wauwatosa, Brookfield.\"
MICHAEL COYLE OWNS A DAMAGE RESTORATION COMPANY.
HE SAYS THE CALLS KEEP COMING IN.
\"I don't get one or two calls, when it rain, it literally pours.\"
JASON IS POURING A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS OUT OF HIS POCKET ON DAMAGES ALONE.
THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE COST FOR REPAIRS AND CLEAN-UP.
\"But the cost to clean it out, and get the water out and dry it out, I bet several thousand more for that.\"