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Flooding causes damage across Port Washington

Posted at 12:51 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 13:51:22-04

PORT WASHINGTON — Heavy rainfall caused significant flooding in Port Washington on Sunday.

More than a dozen roads were closed, two people were rescued from high water situations and a retaining wall outside of Lincoln Village Senior Center collapsed, causing one woman to go to the hospital.

Monday morning, most of the flooding out on roadways subsided but onlookers still flocked to the marina to look at Mother Nature's waves.

“I was thinking of doing some fishing, but the water is a little too muddy,” said Terry Leeman.

Over in Saukville, Brain Hafemann said the Milwaukee River floods at least once a year, but this year his neighborhood pontoon dock was washed away in the storm.

“It takes seconds to break lose and it’s gone,” said Hafemann.

Brain said he is checking on his sump pump and monitoring water levels. He said although the water looks tempting to be around, there is power in the raging river.

“This is not anything I would recommend anyone going out in a kayak. It looks like fun, sounds like fun but it’s not something you want to do. That water will take you under real quick."

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