Sunday, June 23, 2013

6-24-13 weekend flooding

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Heavy rain has led to flash flooding in parts of southwestern Wisconsin, and northern Grant County was hit especially hard.  Boscobel received nearly eight inches of rain.  The Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center says local officials in Boscobel report that more than half the community's streets were flooded early Saturday, but most of the water has receded. Damage assessments are under way to determine how many homes sustained flood damage. The Red Cross and Salvation Army are providing assistance.  Boscobel is a community of about 3,200 people on the Wisconsin River.  The National Weather Service says additional storms were expected Saturday that could result in more flash flooding in southwestern Wisconsin.  Elsewhere, a lightning strike was also blamed for a gas line break small fire at a Milwaukee home early Saturday.

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