Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes in Wisconsin
Posted by feww on June 27, 2013
States of emergency declared in seven Wisconsin counties due to sever flooding
Governor Walker has declared a state of emergency for Ashland, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Richland, St. Croix, and Vernon Counties due to widespread flooding caused by extreme rain events.
The flooding in Midwest prompted NWS to issue numerous flood and flash flood warnings for multiple counties in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
U.S. Weather Hazards Map – June 27, 2013.
NWS issued an urgent flash flood warning for downtown Janesville, Fort Atkinson and Milton, “where rain was falling at a rate of one inch every 15 minutes earlier Wednesday.” said a report.
“Grant County, which includes Boscobel, reported 640 homes with minor flood damage and 20 with more significant damage.”
Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events
Arkansas Declared a Major Disaster Area
The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period May 30 to June 3, 2013.
The areas worst affected by the disaster are the counties of Cleburne, Cross, Independence, Montgomery, Poinsett, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Stone, Van Buren, and Woodruff.
Disaster Declaration for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of May 25 to June 1, 2013.
Beijing Air Goes Toxic, Again
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