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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State WISCONSIN
County/Area PIERCE
WFO MPX
Begin Date 08/10/2010 22:30:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location SPRING VALLEY
Begin Lat/Lon 44.85/-92.24
End Date 08/11/2010 02:30:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SSE
End Location SPRING VALLEY
End Lat/Lon 44.84/-92.24
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Several rounds of heavy rainfall led to signficant flash flooding in portions of east-central Minnesota, and west-central Wisconsin. Several areas from Prescott, Wisconsin, northeast to River Falls and Menomonie, has several inches of rainfall in a short period of time that led to flash flooding. Several observers reported rainfall rates as high as 2 inches per hour, with one report of 4.91 inches in less than four hours near Menomonie, Wisconsin.

In St. Croix County... emergency managers reported flash flooding in Baldwin, Woodville, Wilson, Hammond, Springfield, and Cady. Several roadways and bridges were closed due to washouts. In Baldwin, 16 people were evacuated from an assisted living facility and were taken to a local hospital. Another 24 individuals were evacuated from an apartment complex.

In Chippewa County, roads and shoulder damage was reported, with a handful of roads closed due to washouts.

In Pierce County, Highway 63 north of Highway 29 was closed due to a bridge that was washout. County road N, north of El Paso was closed due to water over the road. Plus, Highway 10 over the Rush River was closed due to high water. Several homes along the Rush River were evacuated due to roads leading to the residences washout. The town of Martell had several reports of basement walls collapsing due to the flood waters.

In addition, some minor wind damage also occurred with some of the thunderstorm cells.
Event Narrative Local officials reported six inches of running water over several roads in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST CROIX FALLS POLK CO. WI 08/10/2010 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NYE POLK CO. WI 08/10/2010 18:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPRING VALLEY PIERCE CO. WI 08/10/2010 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRESCOTT PIERCE CO. WI 08/10/2010 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RIVER FALLS PIERCE CO. WI 08/10/2010 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENWOOD CITY ST. CROIX CO. WI 08/10/2010 23:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR FALLS DUNN CO. WI 08/10/2010 23:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEAR LAKE POLK CO. WI 08/10/2010 23:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RIVER FALLS ARPT PIERCE CO. WI 08/10/2010 23:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORNELL CHIPPEWA CO. WI 08/11/2010 00:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORNELL CHIPPEWA CO. WI 08/11/2010 00:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLFAX DUNN CO. WI 08/11/2010 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODVILLE ST. CROIX CO. WI 08/11/2010 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALDWIN ST. CROIX CO. WI 08/11/2010 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAU CLAIRE EAU CLAIRE CO. WI 08/11/2010 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON POLK CO. WI 08/11/2010 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K