UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) A massive storm system that’s rumbling from Iowa to the Mid-Atlantic coast is not as bad as originally feared – but it’s still causing lots of damage. In Lake Delton, two Walmart employees suffered minor injuries last evening when part of the store’s roof collapsed. No customers were hurt.
Watertown and Juneau each had two inches of rain – and most of Juneau’s rainfall came within 45 minutes.
A number of communities in southern Wisconsin had street flooding. The National Weather Service said the side of a garage was blown at Rio in Columbia County, where winds gusted up to 70-miles-an-hour. A building in Fall River had severe roof damage. Nickel-sized hail fell at Williams Bay near Lake Geneva. Parts of southwest Wisconsin had tornado warnings.
We Energies said 20,000 electric customers had no power last night in southeast Wisconsin. That number dropped to 1,300 by 4:30 this morning. Wisconsin Power-and-Light still had about 140 customers out, mostly in Columbia County. The damage could have been worse. The Weather Service said the storms did not rise to the severe derecho level that was forecast between the Upper Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard.
The storms have cleared out of Wisconsin, and a sunny day is expected with highs in the 60’s-and-70’s.