Another day of rain is making for some nervous neighbors across Southeast Wisconsin
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THIENSVILLE - Residents in Thiensville are hoping sandbags will be their saving grace, as the rain refuses to stop, sending a swollen river their way.
“It's kind of like an impending doom," said Marc Mrugala with the Thiensville Business Association. "You just keep seeing the river rise and rise and rise.”
And it's a similar story across Southeast Wisconsin. The water broke its barrier in Josh Zeh's backyard, making it tough to tell where his yard actually begins.
"I was at school today and I came back and it was really high from when I saw it this morning,” Jeffrey Zeh, Josh's son, said.
Steve Wellmann spends plenty of time on the river and says he hasn't seen it this high since the flood five years ago.
"Normal spring high water isn't quite this high," he said. "This is pretty high."
The rising waters have left people to keep a close eye on it, and their fingers crossed.
"Sump pump's running pretty much constant," Josh Zeh said. "If that goes, then we might be in trouble."