Rain Tuesday night and Wednesday did more damage, close some schools sent rivers toward a second, albeit lower, crest. But the clouds moved out last night and the National Weather Service forecast holds a week of relatively dry weather.
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The Coulee Region braced for a second round of heavy rain Tuesday night after nearly a foot of rain unleashed flash flooding that destroyed bridges, roads and buildings throughout the region, forcing evacuations and leaving misery behind.
COON VALLEY — Torrential rains late Monday and early Tuesday turned Coon Creek into a raging river and left much of Coon Valley a lake, stranding its 700 residents from outside emergency assistance.
COON VALLEY — Bill and LouAnn Wolff awoke early Tuesday to the incessant barking of Ivory, the couple’s potbellied coonhound. Then, blinking the sleep from their eyes, they heard a knock at the second-story bedroom window.
Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency Tuesday for La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Juneau, Fond du Lac and Washington counties after severe storms caused flash flooding throughout the state.
The Pit was alive and well after the heavy rains and storms on Monday night, and De Soto High School football coach Ev Wick was happy with that rare news.
The violent thunderstorms that dumped several inches of rain on portions of southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa put emergency crews into action.
The La Crosse County Health Department lists several cautions in connection with the widespread flooding resulting from rainfalls of a foot or more in the Coulee Region this week, including:
Skogdalen Cemetery has been anything but peaceful since Monday, Aug. 27, when flash flooding tore the scenic valley apart and left a grave situation in a serene place.
Two of Vernon County’s dams — Jersey Valley and Mlsna — failed by 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, because of the heavy rains that fell Aug. 27-28.
The blast of La Farge’s siren about 3:30 p.m. Thursday was no cause for alarm but rather a reason to whoop it up: The village power plant was back on line for the first time since Kickapoo River floodwaters damaged it at about noon Tuesday.
People who have had flood damage have a lot to deal just with the cleanup, but it’s vital that private property owners report their losses to Great Rivers 2-1-1. It could mean the difference between getting a federal disaster declaration or not.
La Farge residents, reeling from the worst Kickapoo River flooding ever, are still without electricity since heavy rain propelled rising waters that knocked out the village utility Tuesday.
Gov. Scott Walker expanded the state of emergency to the entire state Wednesday, signing an executive order before leaving for a tour of flood damage that included Coon Valley.
The arrival of relief trucks from the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and other agencies is common for any disastrous occasion, but less likely is the appearance of a couple of budding young entrepreneurs rolling up with their new food trailer and serving sandwiches and salads to victims — for free.
WDNR wardens equipped with boats, training and a lot of guts rescued residents and pets from flooded Vernon County homes Tuesday night when the Kickapoo River roared into La Farge and Viola with a fury and force that unearthed buildings, fuel tanks, electric lines and more.
Another round of heavy rains and strong winds in many areas of Wisconsin have caused the closure of some state properties and affected local business, municipalities and private property owners.
Monroe County is under a state of emergency, but the city of Tomah didn’t experience significant damage from heavy rainfall that washed over the area Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.
Hell has no fury like Mother Nature, and the raging aftermath of a flash flood is just one example of how unpredictable the weather can be.
Western Wisconsin is still wading through the aftermath of record-setting flash floods, which reduced the region Tuesday and Wednesday to a hellscape of swamped neighborhoods, ravaged cropland and washed-out roads.
COON VALLEY — Joyce Stephan had yet to pry open the swollen lid of her cedar chest, but she knew, like most of her possessions, its contents would be unsalvageable.
KENDALL — Labor Day weekend is normally a time for the village of Kendall to get together and celebrate the final weekend of summer.
Operation Photo Rescue offers free photo restoration for photos damaged by natural disasters, including flooding. Those whose albums have been damaged due to the recent floods can find more information at OperationPhotoRescue.org.
Mother Nature added insult to injury late Monday, Sept. 3 when she opened the flood gates again dumping an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain across an already rain-saturated Coulee Region.