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Vernon County Emergency Management WI
Tuesday August 28th, 2018 :: 03:45 a.m. CDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 07:30AM

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a

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

* Until 730 AM CDT.

* At 331 AM CDT, radar was indicating the heaviest rain has shifted east out of the area. However, there was still scattered showers and storms ongoing across the warned area. Law enforcement reported numerous roads washed out and roads with water over them, along with a few rock and mudslides.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Viroqua, Caledonia, Westby, Hillsboro, Spring Grove, Cashton, Houston, Stoddard, Coon Valley, La Farge, Hokah, New Albin, Brownsville, Glendale, Springville, Portland, Norwalk, Ontario and Wilton. 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 2 inches are possible in the warned area, mainly across southern Monroe and eastern Vernon counties.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HOUSTON, MN ... LA CROSSE, WI ... 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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