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More flood concerns for southwest Wisconsin

FEMA public domain photo
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UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) A flash flood watch continues until tomorrow morning in west and southwest Wisconsin. Two-to-four more inches of rain fell in Grant County since late last night, closing streets in Muscoda. The southern third of Wisconsin has had more than two days of severe weather.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a seventh tornado -- this one east of Rewey in Iowa County late Monday night. It stayed on the ground for up to a mile-and-a-half, damaging three buildings and dozens of trees. Yesterday, straight line winds of over 70-miles-an-hour struck parts of Dane County east of Madison. Those storms kept going east to Milwaukee, knocking down trees, power lines, and home siding in some places.

Wisconsin Emergency Management says it will cost $3- to $4-million to repair the Country View Elementary School in Verona after a tornado early Tuesday. Officials hope to have the school ready for fall classes on September 2nd. Recreational trails in Jackson County were closed at last word, after two more rounds of rain.

New flood warnings are in effect on several rivers that rose rapidly. They include the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien and Buffalo County, the Yellow River at Babcock, the Rock River at Waupun, the Trempealeau River at Dodge, and the Black River at Galesville. A flood warning on the Sheboygan River was canceled overnight.

There's a chance for more rain today -- and storms are likely to return tonight.

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