Clean Up Underway in Minnesota, Wisconsin After Recent Storms

August 28, 2018 09:15 PM

Downed trees, power lines and debris everywhere: that's what folks living in Red Wing, Minn., as well as Hager City and Bay City, Wis. along the Mississippi River, are dealing with Tuesday.


Strong storms with winds reaching 82 miles per hour hit Monday night.

Tammy Brown and her grandson were in their camper when the storm hit Hager City. The storm knocked over a tree and it came crashing through the roof.

"I'm thankful to be alive," Brown said. "I'm thankful we're okay and I realize it could have been a lot worse but at the end of the day we're blessed."

In the La Crosse, Wis. area people are dealing with severe flooding. Travel was not advised in Vernon County and some residents had to be evacuated near the Goose Island campground between La Crosse and Stoddard.

Evacuations were underway near the city of Coon Valley, due to what the National Weather Service calls life-threatening flood waters.

In addition to flooding, strong winds uprooted dozens of trees and knocked out power across the city.



Joe Mazan

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