Kenosha County residents still cleaning up as flood waters subside

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 14:22:13-04

KENOSHA COUNTY -- Nearly a week after heavy flooding swept through Kenosha County, some residents are still cleaning out their homes.

Piles of carpeting, water-soaked furniture, washers, dryers and other household stuff are sprinkled near driveways waiting for garbage trucks to pick up the bulky items.

Jessica Trapp is helping her mom throw away just about everything inside her house. She says everything got waterlogged when the Fox River swelled into their home. She says the hardest part is trying to save the memories.

"My sisters wedding album was found yesterday," said Trapp. "When we saw those pictures waterlogged, we tried to dry it out. I don't think there's anything that can save those pictures."

A spokesperson for the Village of Salem Lakes, which includes Silver Lake, says crews will continue bulk pick up daily for at least two weeks.

For questions regarding the special pick-up, residents should call: (262) 843-2313.