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Drone footage shows extent flood damage in St. Croix County, Wisconsin

Drone footage shows extent flood damage in St. Croix County, Wisconsin

On Wednesday, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office shared police drone footage that shows the extent of the flood damage in St. Croix County that resulted after flash flooding in parts of western Wisconsin on Monday morning, June 29.

Drone footage shows extent flood damage in St. Croix County, Wisconsin

On Monday, a 70-year-old man died after his minivans went off the road and ended up submerged in a ditch, as a village in western Wisconsin was hit with hours of torrential rain. As the drone video shows the severe downpour resulted in flooding, damaged roads, and home evacuations.

Fox6Now reported that ‘Gary Parent of Emerald, Wisconsin, was driving a Dodge Grand Caravan around 5:15 a.m. Monday when he drove into floodwaters that were sweeping across the road. He lost control and landed in the ditch, where the van became covered by water. Parent was rescued but later pronounced dead, the St. Croix Sheriff’s Office said.’

On Highway 63, in the Baldwin area, at least five motorists were rescued from the roofs of their flooded cars. Certain parts of the highway, as well as many other roads and bridges, became impossible as a result of the rising waters and the damage it caused.

“We urge everyone to use extreme caution if you have to travel,” the sheriff’s office said. “Be very cautious of submerged roadways in low lying areas and blind corners.”

The total rainfall added up to about 9 inches in the Glenwood City area, which is near Baldwin

 

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