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“It’s a mess:” Waubeka residents start cleanup after flooding

“It’s a mess: ” Waubeka residents start cleanup after flooding

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WAUBEKA (CBS 58) – About 12 to 15 homes were affected by flooding in the Waubeka and Fredonia areas over the weekend.

“It was like a big crash and all the ice going down,” said Theresa Michaels, resident.

Large chunks of ice broke off, jammed, and caused flooding in surrounding areas.

“It was awful, it happened really quickly,” said Nicole Krawczyk, neighbor.

On Monday, residents were busy pumping the water out of their basement and retrieving their belongings that flowed away.

Red Cross stopped by to assess the damage on Sunday and set up a resource center at the Waukeba Fire Station (W4114 River Road). They handed out free clean-up kits, meals, water, and resources.

“We are offering clean up supplies, bleach, offer resources to folks as they clean their homes and begin the road to recovery,” said Shana Beal, Red Cross staff disaster program manager in southeast Wisconsin.

Other areas like Mequon, Saukville, and Grafton were also affected.

Neighbors are thankful no one got hurt.

“We are safe that’s the main thing,” Michaels said.

Red Cross will be available on Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the fire station to provide resources.

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