Residents in the Coulee Region continue to fight flooding

TOWN OF HOLLAND, Wis. (WEAU) -- It's all hand on deck in the Town of Holland.

The town of less than 4,000, just west of Holmen, is feeling the flooding effects from all the recent snowmelt.

"I've never had water much even close to my driveway too much. We've had downpours, it's come in and our ground usually saturates it, sucks it up pretty good. But with it froze like it is here 38 years I guess, or whatever, here and it's never been anywhere near this," said Town of Holland Resident Ed Egloff.

At the town hall, volunteers have spent much of the past two days putting together sandbags for residents.

And while residents say they prepared as much as they could for the flooding, it has been worse than they anticipated.

"It started out slow and we kind of knew this was coming ahead of time, that we were going to get this stuff. So we tried to prepare for it the best we could. But once the temps hit yesterday and we had the rain and everything, water came up quick. Doing what we can, ended up getting some sandbags from Town of Holland, keep the water out of the garage," said Egloff.

Residents have been waiting for the water to recede, but are now worried the flooding is going to get worse before it gets better.