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Cassville, WI - July 22, 2017 - Cassville was hit hard by flash flooding in the early hours of this morning.  Residents who awoke around 2 a.m. were shocked to see mud and debris coursing down their streets, that’s before the lights went out..  Basements were flooded as mud and water floated trees and even cars down the street, leaving behind a foot or more of mud.  See storm damage video.

Area flooding causes havoc

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Update - July 22 at 8 a.m. - the US National Weather Service issued the following: “Flash flooding will continue through mid-morning in Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Floyd in northeast Iowa, and Grant County in southwest Wisconsin. Anywhere from 3 to 10 inches of rain fell between 6 AM Friday and 5 AM this morning. Many roads are closed. Never drive through flood waters. In addition, numerous rivers and creeks are out of their banks.”
Grant County, WI - July 22, 2017 - The Grant County Emergency management (EM) issued the following statement at approx. 6:30 a.m.:
   “Swiftwater technicians and firefighters rescued and evacuated a number of people in Cassville and rural Potosi due to last night's storms. We  suspect that many homes in western and southern Grant County have flood damage, and we know a few have been destroyed.
   If you had significant  damage to your home, please report it to the Grant County Emergency  Management Office by calling 608-723-7171, emailing  sbraun@co.grant.wi.gov or messaging us on Facebook.
   Our phones will be  staffed Saturday afternoon. Take photos of your damage for  documentation. A community shelter is open at the Cassville Fire Station. Representatives from the American Red Cross and other county  agencies will be present at the Cassville Fire Station Saturday  afternoon to meet with families who are not able to stay in their homes. Please spread the word!”
   The Grant County Sheriff’s office posted the following: “Hwy 81 from CTH U to CTH Y will be closed until further notice. There are sections of road washed out as well as a bridge and it is impassable. Recommended detour will CTH U to CTH N to HWY 133.”

McGregor man dies in rollover tractor accident

On July 21, 2017 at 8:32 a.m. the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a farm tractor rollover accident at 15071 Jasper Ave. McGregor, I. 
   An investigation at the scene determined seventy-two (72) year old Roger Dale Witter was operating his farm tractor to remove storm damage debris when the tractor inadvertently rolled onto its top pinning Witter beneath. 
   Emergency services arrived on scene and were able to free Witter from underneath the tractor but Witter had succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. 
   The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mar-Mac Emergency Services, McGregor Fire Department, and the Clayton County Medical Examiner. 

Storm damage extensive - McGregor hit hard

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A video tour of storm damage along Main Street McGregor. 

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Mayor Harold Brooks of McGregor and Clayton County Sheriff Mike Tschirgi held a press Conference to discuss the storm damages to McGregor.  Watch Video
   Storm damage video below.

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Photos courtesy of Carrie Nolan - PcC WI

July 20, 2017 - Major storm damage to area from last nights storm.  High winds caused extensive damage to downtown McGregor, Iowa.  
  
The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: All traffic going in and out of Mc Gregor is shut down until further  notice due to extreme storm damage. If you do not live there, PLEASE  don't go there. The Sheriff's Office is also currently without power and is unable to answer to answer administrative and emergency phone calls.  If you have an emergency, dial 911 and you will be rerouted to Delaware County who will pass on your information to us.
   An additional statement was made this morning - A press conference will be held on Thursday at approximately 10am in the parking lot of Casino Queen in Marquette.

   At this time our primary concern is the safety of residents and first responders. The City of McGregor sustained severe storm damage. 

   We are not aware of any injuries at this time. We need to limit access to the City of McGregor. Only residents will be allowed access at this time. Law enforcement is blocking traffic at each access to McGregor.

   A shelter has been established at St. Mary's church in McGregor for McGregor residents. At this time we are  not requesting any volunteers.   
  
Other areas with damage are Prairie du Chien, WI., Iowa County, WI reports: Trees down with power lines and standing water on roads county wide.  Use extreme caution. Crews are out.
   In Allamakee County, IA: The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a barn that had blown down, trapping an individual under the barn.  Dennis Deal, 67 of Waukon, was in the barn doing chores when the barn was blown over by high winds.  Deal was pinned beneath the barn.  Deal was located by first responders and was extricated from the building.
   Deal was transported by ambulance to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon Iowa.  Deal’s condition is unknown at this time. 

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West Union man killed in traffic accident

West Union, Iowa - July 17, 2017 - At approx. 3:00 p.m. Bryson Hennigar, 23 of West Union was northbound from the intersection of Hwy. 150 and Hwy. 18.
   A 2003 GMC Sonoma driven by Willys Henry Fritz, 83 of West Union failed to yield the right of way from the stop sign leaving the Quillins parking lot traveling east across Hwy. 150.
   Both units collided in the northbound lane of Hwy. 150.  Mr. Fritz died as a result of the accident.  Mr. Hennigar was treated and released.

 

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