Heavy Rains In Parts of Northwoods
Severe storms produced problems in the region yesterday.
The National Weather Service said two more waves of storms hit north central Wisconsin late yesterday. Lake Tomahawk had over two inches of rain – Merrill and Tomahawk both had one-inch hail – and trees fell on a house and a power line at Tomahawk. Crandon’s downtown was flooded late last night. Early this morning, the National Weather Service said 3 to 4 inches of rain fell near Argonne, Laona and Crandon. The heaviest rainfall...estimated at 5 inches...fell between Argonne and Crandon. The weather service said minor flooding could continue Thursday
Governor Scott Walker declared a state-of-emergency yesterday in seven Wisconsin counties hardest hit by torrential rains and floods over the past week. Those seven are Grant, Crawford, Vernon, Richland, Iowa, Saint Croix, and Ashland. Walker toured Boscobel in Grant County, which had 13 inches of rain last weekend alone. Tod Pritchard of Wisconsin Emergency Management said he’s still rounding up damage reports to see if there’s enough to seek federal disaster aid. Grant County had the most damage – over five-million dollars at last word to public facilities like roads-and-bridges, plus flood damage to 660 homes. Governor Walker said he ordered the National Guard and other state agencies to provide help.
(Thanks to Wheeler News-Learfield Data)