Wisconsin Dells lake overflows amid widespread state flooding

A 245-acre lake in this resort town overflowed today, nearly emptying the lake basin and washing away four homes. Full Story
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Todd from North Dakota

Lansing, MI

#26 Jun 10, 2008
having gone through the red river flood of Grand Forks, ND in 1997 my heart goes out to all of those affected with this flood, it is something you would never want to experience.
Robin - Waukesha WI

Kansas City, MO

#27 Jun 10, 2008
I live in Waukesha WI which has been heavily hit by the flooding. One end of my street has been blocked off due to water on the roadway. And no, I do not live in a flood plain. Several streets have been closed in the city, however, that PALES in comparison to what the victims in the Dells and Vernon County have been going through.

My husband and I got married in the Dells last year and it was a perfect day. The Dells have been our retreat place. We don't partake of the lake activities but I feel for the people who do.

I remember flooding in 1977. A friend's mother was driving down a gravel road and I don't recall if she was familar with the road. Her husband was following her in another vehicle. The woman drowned while driving. She had driven over part of a road that had been a small bridge that, unbeknownst to her, had washed out. Her husband (my friend's stepfather) witnessed this accident. My friend then moved out of town to live with her father. Yes, this was a tragic accident. It happened just outside Rochester MN -yes, Minnesota. I have lived in MN and WI - and there are rude people in both states and there are wonderful people in both states. Remember, there are many factors that contribute to a person's attitude.

Let's remember what's important - people. Some people may regret not having flood insurance - but hindsight is 20/20. Also, in the heat of the moment, people do stupid things. A neighbor just down the street from me had water in his basement. His brother-in-law was helping it pump out the water with a gas sump pump (that's what I was told anyway). They failed to properly vent the room. The brother-in-law passed out from carbon monoxide. Fortunately, his is ok. I found out about this incident as the firetruck and ambulance were going past my house. Yes, it was a stupid thing. But of course they were trying to rush to get it done.

I just asked the everyone exercise caution. Don't drive through water on the roadway and take a second to think before you react. That one second could change your life. And help your neighbor, regardless where he is from, whether he's white, black, purple, etc. We are all on this earth together.
Sen Amy K

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Jun 10, 2008
and...

Colorado is opening up ski resorts...

more proof of global warming hysteria
Bucky

Madison, WI

#29 Jun 10, 2008
I drove to Madison today,stopped in the Dells People should know, businesses are still open, even Tommy show will reopen Thursday. Don't stay away!!! These businesses need our help - the majority of hotels & waterparks are unaffected by the flood. Keep those reservations, don't make this worse on the whole area.

Thanks!
LINDA

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#30 Jun 10, 2008
Thank-you all for your prayers and concerns about those affected by the flooding and eventual draining of Lake Delton yesterday. I will always call Wisconsin Dells my "home town" and right now it is so hard to comprehend that lake being gone.

Lisa - I hope and pray that your two precious cats will be found safely. Please let us know.
Fed Up

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Jun 10, 2008
Sen Amy K wrote:
and...
Colorado is opening up ski resorts...
more proof of global warming hysteria
You know what's funny? I very rarely, if ever, see an actual liberal blame something like this on global warming. What I see almost every time is that it's a conservative, posting something sarcastic about it (like this) to turn the conversation to that topic. It's not the liberals bringing it up, it's the conservatives trying to reinforce the myth that liberals are obsessed with global warming.

Funny, huh? So liberals - don't feed the trolls. Don't engage in the debate. I know it's fun to make them look bad, but resist.
bill

Bangor, WI

#32 Jun 10, 2008
i live right by the river and i can see the 300ft wide quater mile hole beside the dam. its a mad sight theres no pictures of the hole on here that sucks
bill

Bangor, WI

#33 Jun 10, 2008
10 million dollars to fix. its going to be emty all summer long everything has to be passed by the DNR.
bill

Bangor, WI

#34 Jun 10, 2008
Bucky wrote:
I drove to Madison today,stopped in the Dells People should know, businesses are still open, even Tommy show will reopen Thursday. Don't stay away!!! These businesses need our help - the majority of hotels & waterparks are unaffected by the flood. Keep those reservations, don't make this worse on the whole area.
Thanks!
tommys show is down all summer get it right no water all summer= no show on H20
Labrat

Minneapolis, MN

#35 Jun 11, 2008
Fed Up wrote:
<quoted text>
You know what's funny? I very rarely, if ever, see an actual liberal blame something like this on global warming. What I see almost every time is that it's a conservative, posting something sarcastic about it (like this) to turn the conversation to that topic. It's not the liberals bringing it up, it's the conservatives trying to reinforce the myth that liberals are obsessed with global warming.
Funny, huh? So liberals - don't feed the trolls.
Don't engage in the debate. I know it's fun to make them look bad, but resist.
So true. Idle minds do so like to argue.
Julie

United States

#36 Jun 11, 2008
My many thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Dells area. I loved going there to visit as a child and love it even more now that I an adult. I hope that the lake will be back to it's glory so that I too can share it's beauty with my two children. I am saddened to hear that in such a tight job market that there will be hundreds more with out jobs and to those people my god help guide your way during this challenging time
FMA

New Berlin, WI

#37 Jun 11, 2008
Labrat wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty mean spirited message. I think I just learned more about you than I did about typical Minnesotans.
Mean spirited? But your fellow Minnesotan was right?- you are right I should have ignored him or her and just let it go. Trust me I have learned here that not all Minnesotans are the same apparently only the ones I have had the "pleasure " of having to wait on while working in the Dells area who rude, crude and think that they own the place would print something like that. So...I apologize to the rest of the Minnesotans that are regular people and have class and manners!!!!
Scott Psurfs

Aurora, IL

#38 Jun 11, 2008
Nothing stops Mother Nature. She has always ruled, and will continue to . . . even over cats.
Tank Murdoch

United States

#39 Jun 11, 2008
Scott Psurfs wrote:
Nothing stops Mother Nature. She has always ruled, and will continue to ... even over cats.
So man does not have control of the climate after all.

someone sound the alarms and call Al Gore!
Other White Meat

Eau Claire, WI

#40 Jun 11, 2008
Lisa Natoli wrote:
I have lost my cats in the flooding, near County Road A. One is black and his name is Sam, and the other is tan and is named Enzo. They are super super friendly and Enzo will be probably be crying like the devil.
They have all their shots.
if you have information, please email me at lisa_natoli@yahoo.com
Your cats were very good!! I have found that cats that are well taken care of are very tender!! And Delicious!!! Thank You!!!!
JMS LACROSSE

Tomah, WI

#41 Jun 11, 2008
After going through the area today... all are in my thoughts and prayers... it's hard to believe this could happen... my prayers are also with Gay Mills residents and others that have suffered from the heavy flooding and rain.
Laurafromchicago

River Grove, IL

#42 Jun 12, 2008
My heart goes out to all the people in the Lake Delton/Dells area. My Dad was born and raised in Wis.Dells. Our summer vacations were always trips to the Dells to visit family and friends, as a little kid I always looked forward to those days. Now that I'm older my husband and I still make the yearly trip to the Dells in October. It just won't feel the same this year. Best of luck to everyone and you are in out prayers.
Bucky

Hudson, WI

#43 Jun 12, 2008
bill wrote:
<quoted text> tommys show is down all summer get it right no water all summer= no show on H20
Incorrect. Water show is - obviously - but they will be doing other things, an extended stage show and some other things. But let me tell you, the drive back here was HEtwohockeysticks. Water is up to the road (94) in many locations, the last thing they need down there. Good luck to all those affected.
pretty pretty princess

Saint Cloud, MN

#44 Jun 23, 2008
i think that it is really sad that the one girl who lost her cats i know what it feels like to lose a cat iv lost three allready it sucks
pretty pretty princess

Saint Cloud, MN

#45 Jun 23, 2008
i hope that all the people who lost there homes rebild and move on like nothing ever happend my heart is with you people and god is allways by everyones side

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