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Kenosha businesses still drying out from flash flooding

Posted at 12:19 PM, Jul 11, 2017

KENOSHA --  Several businesses are still drying out in Kenosha after heavy rain drenched the city. 

More than five inches of rain fell and flooded the parking lot of the House of Gerhardt.
 
The restaurant is on the corner of 75th Street and 39th Avenue and is known for its prime rib and schnitzel.
The popular eatery is now letting customers know its shutting down for 4 days because of the heavy rain.
 
"This is the first time we've had to close because of the amount of rain we had all at once. We got water on the rugs and in the basement. We had to put a sign up saying we are closed," said  Kyle Rudin.  
 
Rudin heard the rain on Monday and rushed to the restaurant. But once he saw how much water was in the parking lot, he stopped.  
 
"I didn't want to risk it. It's not worth it. Nothing in there is worth getting hurt over. I decided to let it go and when all was said and done, there was 3 feet of water in the basement." said Rudin.
 
As business owners continue to dry out,  city crews are bracing for another round of rain. 
There's a chance for more wet weather Tuesday night.  
 
"We are prepared," said Jack Barber with the Kenosha Stormwater Utility. We have crews set up and ready to come if the rain is heavy. "