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Vernon County Emergency Management WI
Tuesday August 28th, 2018 :: 01:04 a.m. CDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 03:45AM Tuesday

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Houston County in southeastern Minnesota... Vernon County in southwestern Wisconsin... Southern Monroe County in west central Wisconsin...

* Until 345 AM CDT.

* At 1251 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Radar estimates and observed reports indicate anywhere from 3 to locally 8 inches of rain has already fallen in the last several hours. Flash flooding has been reported including mudslides and numerous washed out roads. Evacuations were also occurring in southern La crosse and northern Vernon counties.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... La Crosse, La Crescent, Viroqua, Caledonia, Westby, Hillsboro, Spring Grove, Cashton, Houston, Stoddard, Coon Valley, La Farge, Hokah, New Albin, Brownsville, Glendale, Springville, Portland, Norwalk and Mound Prairie. Excessive rainfall over the warned area will cause mud slides near steep terrain. The mud slide can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HOUSTON, MN ... MONROE, WI ... VERNON, WI

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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Address/Location
Vernon County Emergency Management WI
Fairlane Dr
Viroqua, WI 54665

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-637-5266

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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