July 20, 2017 - Major storm damage to area from last nights storm. High winds caused extensive damage to downtown McGregor, Iowa.
The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: All traffic going in and out of Mc Gregor is shut down until further notice due to extreme storm damage. If you do not live there, PLEASE don't go there. The Sheriff's Office is also currently without power and is unable to answer to answer administrative and emergency phone calls. If you have an emergency, dial 911 and you will be rerouted to Delaware County who will pass on your information to us.
An additional statement was made this morning - A press conference will be held on Thursday at approximately 10am in the parking lot of Casino Queen in Marquette.
At this time our primary concern is the safety of residents and first responders. The City of McGregor sustained severe storm damage.
We are not aware of any injuries at this time. We need to limit access to the City of McGregor. Only residents will be allowed access at this time. Law enforcement is blocking traffic at each access to McGregor.
A shelter has been established at St. Mary's church in McGregor for McGregor residents. At this time we are not requesting any volunteers.
Other areas with damage are Prairie du Chien, WI., Iowa County, WI reports: Trees down with power lines and standing water on roads county wide. Use extreme caution. Crews are out.
In Allamakee County, IA: The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a barn that had blown down, trapping an individual under the barn. Dennis Deal, 67 of Waukon, was in the barn doing chores when the barn was blown over by high winds. Deal was pinned beneath the barn. Deal was located by first responders and was extricated from the building.
Deal was transported by ambulance to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon Iowa. Deal’s condition is unknown at this time.