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Monday, June 09, 2008

Flood headlines

Here's the Journal Sentinel report on Lake Delton - they're reporting 4 homes washed away. I heard three and five at various points during the day.

They've also got lots of pictures, including this one. I drive that word all the time.

Here's some other headlines from over the weekend:

Sauk County residents asked to stay off ALL county roads

Columbus busy sandbagging; evacuating flooded neighborhoods

Reported tornadoes across the area - there were five of them, according to this:

27 Weather Central has received reports of five tornadoes on the ground in our area Saturday afternoon.

The first reported tornado hit in Northern Grant County near Boscobel at 2:05 p.m.

The second hit in Wyocena at 2:35 p.m.

Another tornado was reportedly on the ground near Plain in Sauk County at 3:15 p.m.

A reported tornado also touched down 3 miles east of Cottage Grove at 3:44 p.m.

And the final reported tornado hit Ft. Atkinson at 3:56 p.m.
5 reported injured in severe storms in Columbia County

Flooding splits Columbus in two; 100 homes damaged (plenty of pictures there, too)

Flooding wreaks havoc in Sauk County

Several feet of water cause problems for east-side homes

This one's actually kind of a neat story: Pardeeville graduation has unexpected interruptions

PARDEEVILLE — Every high school graduating class is poised to take the world by storm.

Pardeeville High School's Class of 2008 really did.

Twice, the 71 graduates and their families and friends were ordered to take shelter in the school's hallways Saturday afternoon when the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings.

When the storm blew down power lines and darkened the school, the Pardeeville Fire Department brought in two generator-powered floodlights to illuminate the gym.

Principal Paul Peterson announced the graduates' names, as they crossed the stage, through a battery-operated bullhorn, which he later held for graduate Julia Schneider as she gave her valedictorian's address.
DOUBLE WHAMMY: Tornado, torrential downpours batter area

Columbia, Marquette declared in state of emergency by Doyle

Vernon County Damage Exceeds $60 Million