NEW INFORMATION: Wisconsin governor tours La Crosse storm damage

By: Sarah Moon, AP Email
By: Sarah Moon, AP Email

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) --
Governor Scott Walker made a stop in the area to tour the storm damage.

On Monday, Walker was in La Crosse, which included stops at the Sara Lee Warehouse and residential neighborhoods.

Trees were on houses and vehicles and buildings were damaged after straight line winds and heavy rain Saturday night.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

Walker said in the mean time, the state will keep an eye on the weather and the Mississippi River.

“We’ll continue to monitor. Wisconsin Emergency Management will be working with the mayor and the city of La Crosse so we’re able to make sure people get the help that they need,” said Walker.

The state emergency management office will also work with La Crosse County.

On Tuesday, walker said he’ll make stops in Grant, Iowa and Dane Counties.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is thanking emergency responders for cleaning up storm damage in La Crosse.

According to the National Weather Service, two lines of storms converged on the western Wisconsin city Saturday evening. Wind gusts ranging from 30 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour downed power lines and trees. No one was hurt.

Parts of La Crosse County also are under a flood warning.

The governor toured the city Monday. He issued a statement late in the day thanking emergency workers and urging people around the state to sign up for emergency alerts through ReadyWisconsin, a state emergency management website with tips on how to deal with disasters.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to tour storm damage in La Crosse.

According to the National Weather Service, two lines of storms converged on the western Wisconsin city Saturday evening. Wind gusts ranging from 30 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour downed power lines and trees. Parts of La Crosse County also are under a flood warning.

The governor is expected to begin touring the city a little before noon on Monday. He's expected to spend about an hour and a half examining the damage.


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