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Thunderstorms cause flash flooding in eastern Wisconsin

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 18:36:07-04

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Heavy rain in eastern Wisconsin has caused flash flooding, closed roads, and restricted travel.

Meteorologists say thunderstorms produced more than 6 inches of rain near Manitowoc overnight Wednesday. A flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service for Calumet, Manitowoc, and eastern Winnebago counties expired on Thursday morning.

In Oshkosh, some streets were flooded and impassable. Some residential basements filled with water.

Valders Fire Rescue says the village is experiencing heavy flooding Thursday morning with manhole covers popping up. We Energies reported several thousand customers were without power Thursday morning.