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6 Inches of rainfall causes damage and headaches in the Village of Valders

Posted at 7:22 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 20:22:35-04

VILLAGE OF VALDERS, Wis. (NBC 26) -- The rain early Thursday morning hit most folks in northeastern Wisconsin to some degree. But, for those in the Village of Valders, in Manitowoc County, it caused some headaches and damage.

The village's Public Works Director, Marc Stephanie, says just in front of Valders Elementary School the water swelled to nearly 3-feet deep on the roadway. The flooding ultimately caused them to block off the road. But, the flooding was much more widespread; across town at a trailer court residents saw similar levels of water Thursday morning after six inches of rain fell damaging property and immobilizing many people's cars.

"It was just the amount of water and the speed in which it came it overwhelmed our collection system and our sewer system. This was extremely fast, I've never seen a flood this bad," says Stephanie.

The vast majority of the floodwaters have subsided in the Village of Valders at this point, but many residents will continue pumping water out of their basements for the time being.