Red Cross helping Wisconsin families displaced by flooding, tornado
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The American Red Cross of Wisconsin said they are helping Wisconsin families displaced by flooding and a tornado on Sunday, Aug. 8.
Red Cross says multiple families in La Crosse, Onalaska, Milwaukee, Boscobel and New Lisbon are now displaced following Saturday's storms.
Red Cross told CBS 58 that six people who live in a duplex near 45th and Concordia have been displaced due to flooding. Officials say water got in the duplex through the roof.
Weekend storms UPDATE (Sunday afternoon): Red Crossers have helped or are in the process of helping families in La Crosse, Onalaska, Milwaukee, Boscobel & New Lisbon who were displaced by flooding and a tornado from Saturday's storms.— American Red Cross of Wisconsin (@RedCrossWIS) August 8, 2021
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The training thunderstorms overnight provided a drought busting rain for Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. Between three to six inches of rain fell in these areas, which led to flooding. The heavy rain also lead to a combined sewer overflow in the Milwaukee Mtro, which led to a Water Drop Alert.
With more storms in the forecast, the Red Cross is reminding people to not drive through standing water, to talk with your family about an escape plan, and to watch for weather alerts from the media, Weather Service, and the American Red Cross Emergency App. You can also download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to get any watches or warnings sent directly to your phone.
If you are displaced because of these storms, you can call 800 RED CROSS (733-2676).