Up to 9 inches of rain washes out roads, floods homes in western Wisconsin
June 30, 2020
When Melissa Rice went to bed Sunday night, she knew there was a chance for inclement weather and prayed there would not be a tornado.
There was no tornado in Baldwin, Wis., but hours of heavy rain - up to 9 inches according to some estimates - brought flooding that washed out roads and sent gallons of water pouring into basements all across town.
The torrent had law enforcement conducting water rescues and evacuations in Baldwin, a town about 40 miles east of St. Paul. At least eight families were evacuated from houses near a creek and taken to a nearby community center, said Jeff Klatt, field service captain with the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.