The and events are marked a few inches apart, about 3 feet up from the ground. The floods of and are another 2 feet higher and about an inch apart. The event featured food, music and a Sunday parade, all to benefit area nonprofits. Of the 57 homes in the valley, 50 had flood damage, including some that had their foundations raised years ago. As many as 30 of those homes may need to be removed, Heisz said. The record rains hit particularly hard north of Gays Mills, swelled the Kickapoo River and caused two dams to fail near Cashton and Westby.
VIDEO: Drone view of historic flooding in Gays Mills
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People in the Crawford County village of Gays Mills are cleaning up as flood waters are starting to recede. The Kickapoo River reached a recording breaking 22 feet back on Wednesday, August The community center has been the main hub for flood cleanup efforts. Businesses have donated food and water and people sent clothes, pet food, and cleaning supplies for residents. Hot meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner were also served. Volunteer coordinator and former village president Larry McCarn said it has been amazing to see all of the support.
The Village of Gays Mills in Crawford County, known for apple orchards and its stunning location on the Kickapoo River, is under water, along with vast stretches up and downstream. At a. Thursday, the National Weather Service reported major flooding in Gays Mills, and major flooding remains in the forecast. Main Street in Gays Mills during the flood. In , WUWM's Susan Bence visited the town when residents were considering whether it should pick up and move out of the floodplain.
Crawford County, WI - Sept. Wednesday the rain was adding to the raising waters. It was rumored that the Kickapoo might raise to 16 plus feet at Steuben within the next 24 hours.