Residents in Kenosha are watching flooding come to their doors

CREATED Apr. 18, 2013

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KENOSHA - What used to be a ditch is now something much more. Don Pitcher has owned a mobile home park in Kenosha for decades.

He has seen flooding, but the water is usually not as high.

"Lake Michigan is several feet low,” Pitcher said. “Those poor boats can't go in and out. We've got lots of water. We'll send it down there."

Deputies evacuated the people living in the park to hotels and shelters, and the American Red Cross is already staging at a church in Paddock Lake, ready to help.

"Folks can come here. Get a warm place to stay. Get some food in their bellies, and ultimately get out of those conditions," said Bill Simmons with the Red Cross.

Homeowners and business near the Fox River are used to flooding. The pumps are going and sandbags deployed, but it never gets any easier.

Cody Holyoke contributed to this story.