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If you see this type of storm coming - run

One of our viewers, Darrel Crawford, who lives  in the Frankville Iowa area sent this photo of the storm. 

He feel it’s the storm that went on to cause so much damage in McGregor, Iowa.

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Residents in Town of Kickapoo trapped by high water

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Kickapoo, WI - July 23, 2017 - Steve Burns, who lives on East River Road, reports that residents that live between Highway 131 and Hwy. U are effectively trapped (since Thursday), as the water is deep and swift.  (photo courtesy of Steve Burns)

Volga, IA partially evacuated as Volga River raises

Update - July 22 at 7:04 p.m. - The Littleport Fire Department has advised Clayton County Dispatch that the Volga River flood water is going over the earthern levee. Public is to avoid the area, and also avoid the Volga area.
Clayton County, Iowa - July 22nd at 5 p.m. - In the overnight July 21st into July 22nd, 5-7 inches of rain fell over the Volga River Watershed. 
Volga City Fire was called out at 12am this morning. 
   At 11am the City of Volga launched a partial evacuation of residents focusing on residents between Lafayette Street and the Volga River. 
   We are closely monitoring the river levels here at Volga. Our primary concern is the safety of residents, and first responders. We have taken precautions to ensure their safety to the best of our abilities.  
   At this time the power will remain off in portions of town that were evacuated. We have tried to minimize impact to residents that are not in the evacuation zone. 
   The Volga River at Volga was at 14 feet mid morning.  It’s currently around 12.8 feet. Sargent Brent Ostrander, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office-

Now comes the flooding

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The Kickapoo River overcoming the Gays Mills Dam.  The recent storm has challenged many of the area rivers.  Richland Center and Viola are expecting more flooding on Friday, just to name a few areas.

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A symbolic picture of the hundreds of area trees toppled by the recent tornado, and high winds.  This picture was taken by Mike Sandstrom on the Graham Hollow Road in Scott Township.

Teens defy death after being ejected
from multiple roll-over crash

On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:10 p.m. the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a one vehicle crash with injuries on Norwegian Hollow Road in Utica Township.
   Kevin LE Burke, age 18 of rural Virouqa, was driving a 2006 Chevy Equinox south of Norwegian Hollow Rd. when he lost control while negotiating a curve.  The vehicle went off the roadway and overturned 4 times coming to stop on the vehicle wheels.
   Burke and his passenger Skyler Britt, age 18 of Gays Mills, were both ejected from the vehicle.  Both were taken to Vernon Memorial Hospital.  Britt was treated for a broken arm.  Burke sustained some broken bones and a head injury and was later transferred to Gundersen Health in La Crosse.
   The vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene.  Burke was cited for failure to keep vehicle under control and no seatbelt use.  Britt was also cited for no seatbelt use.
   Assisting at the scene were the North Crawford Rescue Squad, Soldiers Grove Fire Dept., Ocooch Rescue Squad, and Sleepy Hollow Towing.

 

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