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La Crosse, WI (KROC AM News) - A hurricane wasn’t responsible but a storm system that hung around southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and southwest Wisconsin the last few days produced torrential rain in some areas.

In fact, the National Weather Service office in La Crosse says “Our forecast area has had more rainfall in the last few days than any other part of the Lower 48. Localized 12+" amounts were reported across parts of northeast Iowa!”



Wind damage in Winneshiek Co., IA
(Credit: Winneshiek Co. EM)
Crop damage in Winneshiek Co., IA
(Credit: Winneshiek Co. EM)

The same system also produced at least 2 tornadoes in northeast Iowa, both rated weak EF0.




The NWS says “Rainfall of 3 to 8 inches also led to significant flooding over northeast Iowa. Area rivers flooded which led to the closure of many area highways, including US Highway 18 near Fredericksburg and New Hampton, IA. Secondary roads were also damaged and several homes were flooded.”


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