Wind caused more damage than water overnight.

Jane Larson at the state Emergency Operations center says sixty mile an hour straight line winds damaged several homes, trailers and some farm silos in Vernon, Crawford and Richland counties.

An additional inch and a half of rain fell and caused flooding in DeSoto which is on the Mississippi River along the Crawford-Vernon County line. Several homes had to be evacuated.

DNR crews are out assessing the structural soundness of questionable dams and clean-up continues.  FEMA will be in the area next week trying to determine what if any federal disaster assistance will be made available.

But as bad as the damage appears federal help is not a given. Wisconsin asked for federal help two years ago after twenty-seven tornadoes swept through the state in one day killing one person in Stoughton. That request was denied.

But with flood damage reaching the forty-million mark so far, Larson says the losses will go up and they will go through the long process of requesting federal help for the people most affected by the floods. 

AUDIO: Jim Dick reports ( 1:24 MP3 )

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