Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The rain has now passed, but the clean up from Monday’s heavy downpour is just beginning.

Green Bay resident, Tayler Crallie took video of her basement, after she had already put back up a window that was pushed into the house by flood waters.

“I just went down there to see you know, maybe if there was any flooding, and when I opened the door, there was water gushing in from the window well and the window itself was laying in the middle of our dryer room,” says Crallie.

She estimates several inches of water came into her house through that window well.

“By the time I was done getting my stuff out of that room the whole downstairs, um underneath the stairs and the hallway was all flooded, the bathroom was flooded, and halfway up the hallway to our bedrooms was flooded,” explains Crallie.

Flooding happened on multiple streets in Green Bay. One community service officer’s vehicle stalled on South Roosevelt and not only did she have to be helped by a tow truck, but one resident blocked off the street for her, to prevent anyone else from driving through it.

“I grabbed cones from the officers trunk, and sprinted to either end of the street and put down the cones,” says Vince Lowery.

Lowery has lived on Roosevelt for six years and says in that time, this is the worst flooding he’s seen in the neighborhood.

The high waters caused several cars to stall out.

“It’s been pretty bad, but people can’t see it as the come up on it, until they’re in it,” says Lowery.

Further South on Roosevelt, at the corner of East Mason Street, the roadway looked more like a river as drivers waded through the waters at rush hour.

While it was a troubling day for motorists across Green Bay, children made the most of it by wading in the waters and waves on South Maple Avenue.

Tayler Crallie, whose basement flooded, tells Local 5 News, that while she may have to replace her dryer, she did not suffer a total loss from the flooding of her laundry room.

She was able to save her little boy’s baby clothes that were protected by plastic tubs.

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