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Higher Gays Mills avoids flooding

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GAYS MILLS (WKOW) -- This year's flooding in Wisconsin has been much less of a threat in Gays Mills.

That's because most of the village moved to higher ground in 2009 after the Kickapoo River flooded in 2007 and 2008.

Village president Patrick Brockway used to live downtown, but since making the move, he says he didn't have to worry about his house.

"I know my two girls were happy when I moved out of here so they didn't have to worry about their father. Like I said, I'm happy with the decision I made," said Brockway.

People living in the village's flood plain were evacuated Sunday.

Ten homes were flooded and all but a couple of residents are back in their homes.

Gays Mills is still under a flood warning.

The Kickapoo River is almost two feet over flood stage.

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