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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State WISCONSIN
County/Area POLK
WFO MPX
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-27 22:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2E LEWIS
Begin Lat/Lon 45.72/-92.37
End Date 2012-05-28 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3N FREDERIC
End Lat/Lon 45.72/-92.48
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Bands of thunderstorms developed during the evening of Sunday, May 27th, across portions of southwest, and east central Minnesota. The storms that moved from east central Minnesota, northeast into west central Wisconsin, became severe, along with several rounds of the storms in Polk County. This caused flash flooding in the county, along with rainfall amounts as high as 2 to 4 inches in less than 3 hours. In addition, two separate storms caused a few trees to blow down near Frederic and Clam Falls. One brief weak tornado touched down northeast of Luck.
Event Narrative Very heavy rainfall occurred across a large area of northern Polk County and caused road closures, road damage and washouts from the communities of Luck, Eureka, Laketown, West Sweden, Clam Falls, Frederic and Lewis. Based on road damage alone in the 7 towns, up to $100,000 in expected in damages.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
FREDERIC POLK CO. WI 05/27/2012 18:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
FREDERIC POLK CO. WI 05/27/2012 18:37 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUCK POLK CO. WI 05/27/2012 19:13 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWIS POLK CO. WI 05/27/2012 22:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 120.00K 0.00K