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"It changes everything for them:" Burlington Mayor reflects on historic flooding 6 months later

BURLINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It's been a little over 6 months since last summer's flooding devastated parts of southeast Wisconsin.

8-inches of rain sent the Fox River over its banks in Burlington, causing damage to homes and businesses.

Residents are still recovering but Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty says the flooding actually brought their tight-knit community even closer together.

"Neighbors that never knew their neighbors came together, had breakfast together, one had power. You kind of live your own lives, it changes everything for them. Now, they're all together as neighbors," said Mayor Jeannie Hefty. 

This weekend, Burlington will host their Annual Hot Chocolate Fest. It runs Friday through Sunday at Echo Park.


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