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1 dead as flooding causes evacuations in western Wisconsin

The storms struck western Wisconsin overnight Sunday and into Monday.
One of the hardest-hit areas by the stormy weather is the Village of Baldwin, where flooding...
One of the hardest-hit areas by the stormy weather is the Village of Baldwin, where flooding and wind caused damage to homes in the area.(WEAU)
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 9:04 PM CDT
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BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) - A 70-year-old man from Emerald, Wisconsin, has died after his minivan went off the road and became submerged in a ditch as a western Wisconsin village grappled with hours of torrential rain that resulted in home evacuations and heavy floodwaters.

The storms struck western Wisconsin overnight Sunday and into Monday.

Gary Parent died after losing control of his car and landing in ditch.

Eight families in the St. Croix County village of Baldwin were moved from houses near a creek to a community center.

Sheriff’s officials say at least five motorists were rescued from rushing water on Highway 63 in the Baldwin area.

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