Record Flooding in SW Wisconsin, Tornadoes in SE Minnesota
Undated (KROC AM News) - Widespread damage is being reported in SW Wisconsin as a result of torrential rain that led to record flooding in some areas Monday night and Tuesday.
Rainfall totals were nearly a foot in some areas.
The National Weather Service says more storms hit the region Tuesday afternoon that produced even more wind damage and flooding. Wisconsin’s governor has declared a state of emergency for the storm zone.
The National Weather Service is reporting two weak tornadoes touched down Monday in southeast Minnesota, causing some damage.
One touched down near Nerstrand in Rice County and the other in Vasa in Goodhue County. Both were rated EF0 with wind speeds of 65-80 mph. A survey team determined damage in the Red Wing area was caused by strong straight-line winds.