Storms could mean more flooding for Wisconsin

July 18, 2008 7:36:33 AM PDT
Weather officials say storm systems bearing down on Wisconsin could bring trouble for areas still recovering from last month's severe flooding. The threat comes as people in Sheboygan are picking up the pieces from 70 mph winds and a weak tornado that hit yesterday, wrecking a barn and toppling scores of trees, some of them onto vehicles and buildings.

With heavy rains possible through Saturday, the National Weather Service says "another very dangerous flooding situation may be developing for southern Wisconsin."

The weather service issued a flash flood watch for an area from the southwest to south central, east central and southeastern Wisconsin.

Forecasters say the situation has many similarities to early June, when a series of storms produced massive downpours over several days and led to extensive flooding.

Thirty of the state's 72 counties have been declared federal disaster areas since then.


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