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Overnight storms cause issues across the South Metro Milwaukee area

Posted at 12:53 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 22:47:49-04

OAK CREEK — Micah is left dealing with the aftermath of Sunday night’s heavy rainfall. His vehicle was parked along South Wildwood Drive in Oak Creek when water surged over the bridge and into his vehicle.

“I just parked here overnight because I was spending the night at my mom's house,” said Micah.

Monday morning many cars parked along the roadway are now considered a total loss.

"The inside of my car is all wet," said Micah.

Jamal Thompson was left dealing with the same situation. He saw the water levels rise all the way to his vehicle's side mirrors and debris from the water was found inside the hood of his vehicle.

“You could hear all the water coming out of the muffler as it was starting it,” said Jamal.

He said everyone is now just trying to do their part to help each other out.

The south metro area was hit the hardest. Intense rainfall shut down parts of I-43/894 at 84th Street and barricades blocked access to Marquette Avenue near 10th Avenue in South Milwaukee due to high water levels.

Over on Stonefield Drive in Oak Creek, Betty Ann and Joseph Weiss said they received more than 5 inches of rain.

“My rain gauge was overflowing,” said Joseph.

The couple said they have lived in their neighborhood for more than 40 years and have never seen the retention pond located in their backyard full of water.

“The kids were going to play baseball down there but I don’t think so not today,” said Betty Ann.

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