Archive for June 14th, 2008

14
Jun
08

The Morning After, 6-13-08

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Thursdays storms added an additional two and a half inches of water to an area of Wisconsin that has gotten close to a foot of rain in the past seven days.  Travel in southwestern Wisconsin was not recommended, but I didn’t have anything better to do.

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What was forest is now river.

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Parts of a hill slid onto Highway 130 near the Lone Rock boat landing.

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Near the Lone Rock boat landing the Wisconsin River is out of its banks and the river hasn’t crested yet.

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Normally, you stand in front of this sign to read it.

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The boat landing’s parking lot is between the grass in the foreground and the trees on the right.  Lone Rock was partially flooded and the town of Avoca was evacuated.  Residents were not permitted back in until Friday afternoon and then only to check on their properties.  As of Saturday the citizens of Avoca could return to their homes and stay if they had electricity.  Roads were washed out.  Bridges washed out.  Southwestern Wisconsin is basically a great big lake right now.  A lake that is slowly draining into the Wisconsin River, which is draining into the Mississippi River along with all that water in Illinois and Iowa and heading south.

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