TOWN OF LOMIRA -- A Dodge County home was hit so hard by Tuesday night's storm that the family's driveway was under at least five feet of water Wednesday, Oct. 2. In fact, our crews needed a small boat to even access the front entrance at the home.
The Town of Lomira home is set high enough that the main floor levels are dry, but the same could not be said of the basement.
The family's laundry machines were submerged. Everyday household items were floating around like boats. At least three to four feet of water, if not more, took over their entire basement -- and fast!
Dodge County officials said four inches of rain fell in a short period -- causing flash flooding for the area.
However, in the case of the Lomira family, the homeowners suspected recent infrastructure changes around the property caused water to collect there. The owners said the culverts weren't big enough for the water to flow through. They said they've experienced flooding before, but never something like this.
"Last night, I was concerned that my parents were in trouble," said Joshua Kanas, the homeowner's son. "My brother was already down here helping -- and water was coming in like it was nobody's business, and all I can say is, when Mother Nature's fury opens up, watch out."
On Wednesday, the family reached out to their insurance company and township officials to figure out what could be done to avoid something like this from happening again.
Meanwhile, Dodge County officials asked drivers to be careful with standing water. While most of the flash flooding impacted residential homes, officials warned some roads could still have standing water.