Storms produce possible tornadoes, flood roads and streets

October 3, 2019

MILWAUKEE Thunderstorms with relentless rain has flooded roads in some parts of Wisconsin and spawned possible tornadoes.

The National Weather Service will be inspecting damage in Wales, Fort Atkinson and Belleville Wednesday to confirm it was caused by tornadoes. Roofs were damaged, windows were blown out and trees knocked over in Fort Atkinson. WKOW-TV reports a possible tornado knocked down trees in Belleville which caused a residential gas leak and led neighbors to evacuate to the local high school.

A flash flood watch remained in effect Wednesday morning for Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties.

Sheboygan police and Dodge County sheriff's officials reported multiple road closures. In Ozaukee County, emergency managers said flooding has made roads impassable in the northern part of the county.



Associated Press