Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Sawyer County

Emergency Severe Weather Shelter Set Up

An emergency severe weather shelter is now set up on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation, as people deal with flooded roadways and downed power lines.

A massive storm caused flash flooding in the Northland, and rose water levels while dampening many people’s lives in Northwest Wisconsin.

“It never quit, it was relentless it came on and it rained and it rained the whole time,” said Shady Nook Resort Guest John Jarchow. “The water would just roll down the hill it was amazing, it was like a river.”

Over four inches of rain accumulated in just one day, flooded many roads and caused several county highways to close.

The aerial flooding will continue to effect businesses and homes long after the water retreats.

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