Sheriff's officials say a mother saved her three young
children from injury as a tornado hit their house in Waupaca
say the woman heard the wind pick up about 5 p.m. Monday and
moved two of her children, ages 4 and 7, to the bottom of a
stairway. She ran to an upstairs bedroom where her
1-year-old daughter was sleeping, but couldn't get the door
open as the tornado bore down. The glass had already blown
out of the bedroom window.
sheriff's department says the mother eventually got the door
open, grabbed the girl and joined the two other children at
the bottom of the stairway. All escaped serious injury.
took off the roof of the house and caused other damage.
touchdowns reported in NE Wisconsin
A line of tornadoes has moved across northeastern Wisconsin,
causing some damage in the rural area.
National Weather Service in Green Bay says spotters reported
four tornado touchdowns in a line stretching about 50 miles
service meteorologist Rich Mamrosh says some home and barn
damage was reported, but no deaths or injuries.
says the tornadoes were unusual because they were not
associated with lightning.
offices say crews are surveying damage in Oconto, Shawano
and Waupaca counties.
Wisconsin, up to 7 inches of rain caused flooding problems
in the River Falls area early Monday.
causes problems in western Wisconsin, Minnesota
— High water is receding after heavy rains caused problems
in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
National Weather Service reports the Kinnickinnic River near
River Falls, Wisconsin had risen about 5 feet after 5 to 7
inches of rain there early Monday.
reports some crashes were reported in the Twin Cities Monday
morning as the wet roads become slick.
Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, fire officials suspect
lightning set a house on fire about 1 a.m. Monday. The Star
Tribune reports the two people who were in the home escaped
American Red Cross was helping residents of a western
Wisconsin mobile home park displaced by heavy rain.
reports include 6.5 inches near Afton in Minnesota and 7.3
inches near River Falls, Wisconsin.