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Warning of Fox River flooding in Kenosha County prompts some concern

NWS issued Flood Warning for parts of Fox River
Posted at 5:09 PM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 18:09:23-04
KENOSHA COUNTY - The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for The Fox River near New Munster. 
 
“That’s the only place I think that floods that people own," Larry Halko said. “It happens, I mean people get wiped out, and they’ve tried to buy them out of their property all the time."
 
According to the National Weather Service, currently, there isn't a high risk of major Fox River flooding near new Munster. However, forecasts show minor flooding could be in the near future.
“As long as I’ve lived here, it never comes this side of the road," Daniel Hainult said. "Only the house on the corner there, it floods his yard."
 
Daniel Hainult said he's lived in Kenosha County near the Fox River for over a decade, and although there are a few front lawns in his area flooded with enough water to form a small pond, he said he and his neighbors know what to expect when warned of a Fox River flood.  
 
“I think all the people around here know what the situation is and what it can be," Hainult said. 
 
According to the Kenosha County Sherriff's Department, deputies in the area plan to increase patrol until the flood warning ends. 
 
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