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Fourteen years ago, there was a frightful amount of rain and flooding from August 18th thru August 20 (2007).

It was historic. I'd just moved to Fargo, ND, but remember what my city went thru, the mudslides, the flooding, the damage, the flood control that worked as planned, good for us, tough for folks further down the Zumbro River.

Please, look thru these pictures and see the damage nature wrought on the place we live. All photos and information from the National Weather Service - LaCrosse, WI. Some from Rochester, Minnesota, some from the totally flooded out Rushford, and flash floods killed people.

Looking Back: The Deadly August Storm of 2007


The storm spanned the weekend and four people were killed by flash flooding. These pictures, and their captions, tell the story.

Severe Storms Possible Tonight and Tomorrow Morning

Yesterday the National Weather Service out of LaCrosse, WI, reported severe storms are possible Friday night and early Saturday morning, and this time, Rochester and areas west of the Mississippi River are most likely to be hit.

NWS - LaCrosse, WI

The severe storms could bring large hail with it. Also, damaging winds, tornadoes, and heavy rain fall. As the storm moves east, toward LaCrosse, it'll lose steam (but, it's weather, it could stay nasty). It doesn't look like I-90 will be a defining line this time.

The Basics of the Severe Storm Forecast

What: Severe storms possible.
Where: Mainly west of the Mississippi River.
Timing: Friday night & early Saturday morning.
Impacts: Hail damage to property, crops possible. Winds could damage trees, down power lines. Locally heavy rain is possible.
ACTION: Stay weather aware! Take shelter when storms approach.

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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