Thiensville residents fight incoming flood waters with sandbags
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THIENSVILLE - You can see what is creating a lot of concern in downtown Thiensville. Residents are doing anything they can to protect their property as the water just keeps on going up.
“It's just mind boggling to think I have to go through this again,” said Dennis Mehalopoulos with A Floral Affair.
It's the sight of high water that has Mehalopoulos very worried. The floral shop owner is stacking sandbags to stop water from spilling into his store from Pigeon Creek.
Mehalopoulos lost thousands of dollars worth of inventory after his former location was flooded back in 2008. He said he doesn't know if he can live through something like this again.
Mehalopoulos said he's watched this water rise very quickly. He said it went from the edge of its bank to the back of his parking lot in a matter of hours.
Pigeon Creek and the nearby Milwaukee River are already over their flood stages, and that means a very long night for Mehalopoulos, who is praying he doesn't see a repeat of 2008.
The worry about the flooding has the local business community banding together.
Todd Hicks contributed to this story.