According to the Journal Sentinel, heavy rain caused minor street flooding in the Milwaukee area Monday, damaging Riverside University High School, once again. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue through early Wednesday, with Tuesday having the potential for severe weather, says the National Weather Service. As of Monday afternoon, no rivers were near flooding, but heavy downpours could push river levels closer to flood stage, the weather service said. There also is the possibility for localized flooding, which was seen Monday at Riverside and in other areas.
A familiar scene played out at Riverside High School, where about five feet of water entered the lower level. School officials initially thought the water could be contained by mopping it up, but it was more than they could handle. While school officials hadn’t been able to go into the lower level classrooms Monday, water in the hallways was a foot below the top of the lockers. The school is waiting for the water to drain before assessing the damage.
Riverside High School wasn’t the only victim of flooding. Downpours caused street flooding around the city and the trash came from garbage cans that had been left out for pickup, but floated away from curbs when waist-high water backed up from the sewers.
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