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Flood damage estimates top $5 million in Grant County


BOSCOBEL, Wisconsin (WXOW) - State officials are still assessing several hundred homes damaged by flooding from several days of rain in the region.

The State Emergency Operations Center states that in Grant County, 640 homes had minor flood damage, and 20 had major damage.  Total estimates are more than $5 million.

As the cleanup continues, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is helping with damage assessments and with well water bacteria test kits.

In Crawford County, emergency management reports one home destroyed by flooding, three with major damage, and 26 homes with minor flood damage.  No dollar estimate was given on the damage.

Roads in the county continue to impact travel.  The Crawford County Highway Department says State Highway 35 is closed between Lynxville to Prairie du Chien from mudslides and debris.  Highway 61 is closed between Wisconsin 60 East and Boscobel from a large mudslide on Monday.  State Highway 171 is closed between State Highways 27 and 131 due to water on the roads.

Since Friday, the National Weather service has recorded large amounts of rain falling on several communities.  Boscobel has had 13 inches, Prairie du Chien 9.7 inches, Soldiers Grove 8.4 inches, and Gays Mills 6 inches.  

More storms are in the forecast for the area tonight and into Wednesday capable of dropping anywhere from one to four inches of rain. 


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