Flooding concerns in Thiensville as sandbags are handed out

CREATED Apr. 18, 2013

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THIENSVILLE - Sandbags in Thiensville are set, and now people living and working there are hoping the water will stay within its banks and the bags won't have to be utilized.

"I just don't want it to come inside,” said Ross Lyons, manager of Fiddleheads. “That's my hope. My goal. It's what I've been planning for."

Fiddleheads put up a wall of sandbags last week when Mother Nature drenched all of southeast Wisconsin. And now that she's back, so is the wall.

Right now, there are no signs of flooding, just high water along the banks of the river and at Village Park, where village officials closed off the parking lot.

These are all precautionary measures that Lyons is willing to take a few times a year in exchange for a great river view.

The village is handing out sandbags at your request.

Melissa McCrady contributed to this report.