State of emergency for eight counties in Wisconsin after heavy flooding

Wisconsin’s governor on July 12, 2016, declared a state of emergency for eight counties following flooding brought on by storms Monday.

Flooding is blamed on at least two deaths, washing out roads and highways, and overflowing rivers.

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The two deceded people drowned in flash flooding and after driving into a water-filled ditch, respectively.

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The city of Ashland was cut off to road traffic after roads and highways were washed out.

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The storms damaged or destroyed 85 boats at Saxon Harbor. Thirty-three people were stranded on Michigan Island in Lake Superior off the harbor and finally recued on July 12, 2016.

Emergency was declared in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

The Whitehead River near Ashland rose to 8.54 feet, and the Bad River near Odanah rose to 27.28 feet, breaking records.

More thunderstorms could form over northern Wisconsin this week until the weekend. So get prepared.

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