Extreme Weather 

Severe Midwest Storms Cause Extensive Damage — Power Out to 100,000+ Homes

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.

The National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wis., says the storms have so far dumped almost a foot of rain on the region.

Corn crops were flattened near Waupun, Wis., following thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon.

More severe weather is forecast to hit the Midwest through Wednesday evening.



[Featured Photo: Andrew Krueger]

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