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!
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