Iowa Floods Turn Deadly
(Photo used with permission by USGS - Alex Laffoon)
Undated (KROC AM News) - The thunderstorms that dumped several inches of rain over parts of northeast Iowa Tuesday night produced widespread flooding and claimed the life of at least one person.
Authorities say a man’s body was recovered Wednesday afternoon less than half a mile from where his car was found near the town of Lawler. He had called 911 to report his car was being swept away by floodwaters around 4:30 yesterday morning.
The hardest hit area was Winneshiek County where rainfall totals of 6 - 8 ½ inches were reported.
The same system also dumped heavy rain in parts of southwest Wisconsin.
Here's a summary of the storm.