Storm moves away from Oak Creek, flooding remains

Posted at 6:38 PM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 19:38:38-04

County Line Road near Nicholson Road in Oak Creek is completely impassable, flooding water covered the street. Farmland and backyards are also covered. Tim Harmeyer’s backyard looks like a little pond.

"Yeah this is normal for me,” Harmeyer said. “Every time it rains pretty bad, you know it usually kind of floods up pretty high, can’t really go back there at all, can’t cut the grass for a few weeks.”

He’s used to it ut his neighbors not too far away at Crayton Farms are a little concerned with the standing water. A friend of the family told TODAY’S TMJ4 the farmland covered in water is used to grow corn and soybeans—and the flooding delays their season.

The higher water didn’t stop Rebecca Prtizl from getting in the river. 

“This is kind of my thing,” she said, “It’s pretty cool.”

She says the river was about 3 to 4 feet higher than normal, Pritzl Kayaked for more than two hours battling currents.

“You just have to be careful, you can’t go near the bridge or it will suck you under,” she said. “This is a great way to get  some exercise.”