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Officials Begin Assessing Southeast Wisconsin Flood Damage

More Rain Expeacted In Waterlogged Racine, Kenosha And Walworth Counties

Flooded parking lot in Burlington
Part of a parking lot remains flooded in Burlington, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 13, 2017, after storms Tuesday into Wednesday. Chuck Quirmbach/WPR

Flood damage assessments are underway following last week’s storms that brought 8 inches of rain in far southeast Wisconsin.

State officials say damage assessments began Monday in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties, even as flood waters are still present.

The Fox River at Burlington was expected to drop below its flood stage overnight, but the Fox at New Munster in Kenosha County will only drop to a moderate flood stage later Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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And forecasters expect more rain on and off from Tuesday night into Saturday. Local officials report crop damage in parts of the region, and Walworth County alone has had 250 calls from residents who’ve reported flood damage.