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Heavy rain causes flooding in Somers Village

Posted at 8:16 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 21:16:23-04

The recent torrential rainfall continues to cause flooding in Kenosha County near Somers Village.

Between Sunday night and Monday morning that area received over 3 inches of rain, resulting in flooding in some areas from Pike Creek.

“When we get a heavy rain you know 2-3 inches that comes hard and fast that’s when we get it,” said Paula Thomas, a homeowner in Somers Village.

Paula and her husband said they have lived in the area for 60 years and the problem from the creek is getting worse because of all the runoff that comes from the creek.

“Somers Township and Kenosha County were jointly supposed to clear out a blockage that just beyond our river our home there. They have not done it so we suffer this flood damage,” said Thomas.

Along with homeowners, golf courses in the area are also being impacted by flooding waters.

“Oh yeah if you go out to the 7th hole out there it’s literally a lake across the road it would be impossible to play that hole you’d probably go boating,” said Randy Chiatepe, a golfer at Petrifying Springs Golf Course.

Even though the golfers cannot play all 18 holes they said they won't let the rain stop they're play.

“We’re golfers nothing stops us,” said golfer Richard Defurio.