More rain on the way for Ozaukee County residents already dealing with flood damage
OZAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee River has been flooded all week and with more rain on the way, residents in areas hit with heavy rain are worried.
Basement flooding is a concern for homeowners in Ozaukee County. Mequon Resident Missy Engroff’s basement flooded this week.
“People are still on high alert for a couple more days,” Engroff said. “Hoping it stays dry. Every couple of hours, we're checking to see if the pumps are still working.”
For some families they’re worried about the rain and wind we’re expecting in the next few days. With the grounds already saturated, it could make it easier for trees to topple.
“We have this tree in the back of the yard that we're not so sure about,” Cedarburg Resident Keaton Blake said. “So we're kind of worried it could fall on the house.”
Residents and businesses in the area tell CBS 58 this kind of flooding is something they’ve dealt with before. Many seemed to have eased their worries Saturday.
“Maybe because it's so sunny, it's that false sense of security, like 'Oh it's fine, Harley going on this weekend and people excited it's a holiday weekend',” Engroff said.
As of Saturday night, the Milwaukee River near Cedarburg and Saukville was below flood level and expected to keep going down.