Heavy rain mostly misses flood-damaged areas

Rivers still expected to rise over weekend
Heavy rain mostly misses flood-damaged areas
Posted at 8:03 AM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 09:05:22-04

Residents in Racine and Kenosha counties are breathing a sigh of relief after a storm system bringing the possibility of heavy rain mostly missed the flood-prone area late Friday night and early Saturday morning. 

The National Weather Service had issued a Flash Flood Warning until 9 a.m. Saturday, but later canceled it.

But flooding concerns are far from over. The latest river forecasts from the National Weather Service still keep the Fox River at New Munster in major flood stage with an expected crest at 16 feet. The Fox River at Burlington and Waukesha are forecast to climb to moderate and minor flood stages, respectively. 

Homes near the banks of the Fox River were damaged or destroyed as water flooded into houses and businesses last week.

Crews are still picking up the garbage and piles of trash dot driveways in the area.

Emotions are still high in Burlington as the flood waters go down. Crews are still picking up the garbage and piles of trash dot driveways.

Damage estimates are still coming in from the torrential rain for homeowners and business that were shut down for days.

Thousands also had to live without power for days.

While not as severe, the Root River in Franklin is forecasted to hit 7-feet. It’s not a flood stage, but the levels are high enough to warrant action to prevent flooding.