Racine County bluffs worse than first thought

Posted at 6:44 PM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 20:44:28-04

Officials have evaluated bluffs in Mount Pleasant and Caledonia before, by land. Tuesday by boat, they found areas of severe erosion they hadn't seen before.

The Mount Pleasant Village President described it as "devastation" and said he plans to contact the landowners.

Racine County executive Jonathan Delagrave said they knew the situation was bad, and the boat view today further emphasized that urgency.

"We know we can't wait much longer," he said.

It's become so urgent, Garski said Police tape will soon block off the bluffs from people, who he said have been looking over the edges.

The South Shores Assistand Fire Chief joined the excursion to evaluate their procedures if that were to happen. But, he warned "Just stay away. In his situation, we don't know when that land is going to give way."