CENTERVILLE, Wis. (WXOW) – The high water in Centerville is beginning to reach homes and may lead to a mandatory evacuation.
Residents in Centerville are all too familiar with the high water levels after the 2017 flood. Two years ago, the main intersection had to be shut down due to water coverage. There was significant damage to homes and businesses as well.
Now that snow is melting again, the dike in Centerville is overflowing with water again. Some families have decided to flee the area while others are preparing for the worst. Homeowners are using sandbags and sump pumps to prevent damage.
President of Centerville Homes Jeff Stier says, “There is a possibility we might have to evacuate because the water was starting to come up. And then I was here about ten o’clock last night and the water was already where it is now, and it seems like it keeps getting deeper and deeper all the time.”
Residents are hoping that a mandatory evacuation will not be necessary. Local fire departments and community members have been working to prevent anymore damage.