Weekend storm brings high winds, waves and accidents across region

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(CBS 58) -- CBS 58's camera caught an SUV floating away after a water rescue near Root River Parkway.

“And they were stuck on top of the roof and I guess the fire department got them off," Paul Barwick, West Allis Building and Sign lead, said.

Barwick said this area usually floods and signs were up.

“That water today [Sunday] was coming across the roads was flowing,” Barwick said.

Earlier on Sunday, May 17, on the way to possible flooding in Milwaukee, CBS 58 spotted another car on its side.

Our cameras also caught heavy waves and high winds many miles away in Sheboygan.

Several roads near the lakefront were blocked off.

And people parked along the shore for the view.

“We tried to check out the lighthouse, but it’s a little foggy down there so just crazy water, waves," Sheboygan resident Angela Goelzer said.

As folks stayed dry in the cars, surfers took the storm as inspiration…

“It’s fun. This is best time to get some waves," Sheboygan surfer Kyle Dodge said.

The Milwaukee County, the Sheriff’s Office is advising people to wear seat belts and slow down in this weather.

They say there were more than 20 property damage and personal injury crashes on Sunday.

And the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District is continuing to remind people to use less water until the rain passes to help reduce basement flooding and sewer overflows.

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