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Heavy rains, high winds cause damage in Waukesha, Walworth Counties

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WAUKESHA COUNTY/WALWORTH COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Heavy rains and high winds caused downed trees and heavy flooding in Waukesha and Walworth Counties. 

People who live in one neighborhood in East Troy, said their homes were damaged to the point that they're forced to move out. 

Scott Dischler said his barn, basement, and septic tanks were completely flooded, and there's mold in his basement. 


Dischler said a few homes are so damaged, including one where his 80-year-old neighbor lives. He's now planning the next steps. 

"I have a lot of friends out here and a lot of family that will help and we’re going to get packed up and moved so we can be in a safer location and I won’t have to deal with this anymore unfortunately. I moved back here to retire and enjoy my life. I had a plan so this is where we are at now," Dischler said. 

In Brookfield, high winds knocked down a huge tree and crews spent the day cleaning up the damage. 

In New Berlin, Public Works Director Josh Radomski, said at least two trees were knocked down because of high winds and high waters. He said with the pandemic going on, logistics surrounding the cleanup has been challenging. 

"Morning meetings, we've had to completely change our way of doing those. We do have our office staff wearing masks. We are obviously trying to avoid having a lot of crews working in the same trucks. There’s a lot more coordination going into things now,” Radomski said. 

Radomski said they have had a few other trees down in New Berlin, because of the weather they've had. 


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