Situation Report #2 7-13-2015
Situation Report # 2, 7/14/2015,
Clean up continues today after a line of powerful thunderstorms with heavy rains and strong winds and hail moved through Wisconsin Monday morning and early evening. Last night’s storms produced mainly strong winds and hail causing downed trees and power lines. There were no reports of injuries. Here is the latest update:
Situation Report #1 7-13-2015
Situation Report # 1, 7/13/2015,
Clean-up continues today after a line of powerful thunderstorms with heavy rains and strong winds moved through Wisconsin Monday morning.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued tornado warnings for Dodge and Outagamie Counties. NWS meteorologists surveyed the damage and determined it was caused by straight line winds of 90 to 110 mph. The city of Columbus declared a State of Emergency due to the widespread damage in that community. Utility crews continue working to restore numerous power outages. Flash flooding was reported in parts of Dodge and Columbia County with as much as three to four inches of rain reported by the National Weather Service early this morning. Here is the latest update by region:
Columbia County : Storms caused widespread damage in the Columbus area. Many trees down and roadways blocked by debris. Debris removal is well under way. County highway crews are assisting with clearing the roads. Extra power crews have been called into to restore power. The Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Columbus Middle School for those without power to seek relief from the heat. Crawfish River is high (approx. 1 foot below the main bridge girder running through the city at Highway 60/16). Crews are monitoring the river and the dam gates are wide open.
Green County: Only minor damage reported from the storms that came through this morning. Dispatch has received six calls of tree limbs across roads and just outside of Belleville (to the south) a house sustained damage when half the roof was blown off.
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