Kenosha County Sheriff warns flood victims about potential scammers

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 19:17:09-04

SILVER LAKE -- A lieutenant with the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office warned residents about spotting suspicious activity, and scammers in a news conference Monday afternoon.

Some residents who have never been affected by flooding by the Fox River, have flood damage from this historic flood. Lt. Horace Staples told residents what legitimate contractors would have on them.

"With licensed companies, their employees are credentialed," Staples said.

He told TODAY'S TMJ4 there are two extra deputies on patrol checking on affected areas. Law enforcement has been making sure gawkers stay away from flood zones, especially blocked off roads.

"If we see you driving on the roadway we’ll stop and have a chat with you. We'll have a nice little chat," Staples said.

Residents who have had flood waters rise above their wells are urged to come to the Silver Lake Village Hall, where city leaders are giving out water test kits. They are also giving out tetanus shots to residents who may have been injured while walking or cleaning up in the flood waters.

You are asked to report any flood damage to Kenosha County leaders at (262) 605-7924.