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Wisconsin Dept. of Military Affairs - Severe weather situation report

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UPDATE: 10:47 a.m. 

A strong line of thunderstorms with significant wind and rainfall occurred overnight across Wisconsin. A Flood Warning remains in effect for Winnebago and Calumet Counties until Noon. 
Buffalo County: Reports of trees and power lines down with washed debris on some roadways.
Calumet County: Many roads are impassible due to flood waters. Flooding is severe in the Village of Hilbert with at least a dozen homes affected.

Jackson County: Village of Taylor lost power and reports tree branches down. 

Manitowoc County: The Town of Rockwood has shut down access to the town because of high flood waters. 

Trempealeau County: Crews are restoring power to residents in Blair. Trees and power lines were knocked down overnight by possible straight line winds and hail. 25 residents from a trailer park found shelter in the Blair-Taylor High School when the winds damaged several homes or moved some off their foundations. Arcadia and Whitehall also had minor tree damage.

Winnebago County: The Department of Transportation (WisDOT) reports that southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 41 just north of the Fond du Lac County border are blocked due to flooding. The northbound lanes are now open. Also Highway 21 in Omro is now open after flooding blocked the road in both directions earlier this morning. Winnebago County Emergency Management says some basement flooding is being reported. 

No specific requests for assistance have been made of the State. Wisconsin Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. 

8:45 a.m.

A strong line of thunderstorms and significant rainfall fell overnight across central and eastern Wisconsin triggering localized flooding. The heaviest rainfall totals were in Green Lake, Winnebago, Calumet and Manitowoc Counties. Flash flood warnings have been issued for the east central region of Wisconsin until 10:30am. The National Weather Service is also issuing Thunderstorm Warnings as needed. 
 
Winnebago County: The Department of Transportation (WisDOT) reports that all lanes of U.S. Highway 41 just north of the Fond du Lac County border are blocked in both directions due to flooding. Also Highway 21 in Omro is blocked in both directions due to flooding in the roadway. Winnebago County Emergency Management says the road closures and water levels are near homes but none have sustained any flood damage.

Calumet County: Many roads are impassible. Flooding is severe in the Village of Hilbert with at least a dozen homes affected. 

Manitowoc County: The Town of Rockwood has shut down access to the town because of high flood waters. 

No specific requests for assistance have been made of the State. Wisconsin Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. 
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