Updated: More Than 7 Inches of Rain Soaks South Milwaukee; Flood Warning Issued

Almost 24 hours of rain led to flooding in South Milwaukee.

Flood warnings were issued for Oak Creek until 6 p.m. on September 12, with “minor flooding occurring,” with flooding “confined mainly to lowland and wooded areas,” according to the National Weather Service. The creek stood at 9.4 feet as of 5 a.m. Flood stage is 8 feet.

“There is a 1 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year,” according to the NWS.

Oak Creek Parkway was closed near South Milwaukee High School as of 6 a.m., the South Milwaukee Police Department reported on its Facebook page.

Local TV stations were reporting about five inches of rain as of 6:25 a.m. on September 12. The National Weather Service, through the Journal Sentinel, reported more than 7.5 inches fell!

What are you seeing in your neighborhood? Post your comments!

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2 responses to “Updated: More Than 7 Inches of Rain Soaks South Milwaukee; Flood Warning Issued

  1. Ken

    We had over 7″ in our rain gauge (600 block Oak St).

  2. Jen

    My rain gauge tops out at 5.5” and it was filled to the brim! But my gardens are grateful!

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