Severe thunderstorms tore across part of the north-central United States Tues/Weds, bringing damaging winds and torrential downpours.
Over 60,000 electric customers in Michigan, over 40,000 in Wisconsin and over 13,000 in Iowa were left without power after storms toppled trees and brought down power lines.
Heavy rains pounded Wisconsin and Minnesota on Monday night, prompting evacuation orders for one small Wisconsin town.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in six counties due to devastating flooding.
I’ve lived in the Midwest for 24 years and this is probably the most impressive storm cloud-wise I’ve likely ever seen. Wish I was outside of town to appreciate the full scope of it #weather pic.twitter.com/qmwHAfViZ8
— Jayden Bowen (@JaydenLBowen) August 28, 2018
Major damage south of Oakfield in Fond du Lac County. Everyone is safe from this home. pic.twitter.com/H1TaOQOGg4
— Ben Krumholz WLUK (@BenKrumholzWLUK) August 28, 2018
The National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wis., says the storms have so far dumped almost a foot of rain on the region.
— Andrew Krueger (@akpix) August 28, 2018
Corn crops were flattened near Waupun, Wis., following thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon.
— Blake Naftel (@BlakeNaftel) August 29, 2018
More severe weather is forecast to hit the Midwest through Wednesday evening.
[Featured Photo: Andrew Krueger]