Flooding causes millions of dollars o...

Flooding causes millions of dollars of damage in Vernon County

There are 6 comments on the Westby Times story from Aug 19, 2007, titled Flooding causes millions of dollars of damage in Vernon County. In it, Westby Times reports that:

“I've worked for the county for six years and have never seen anything like this”

Flooding caused by between six-to-11 inches in rain, which fell in portions of Vernon County between Saturday and Sunday morning, led to damage ranging in the "millions" of dollars. via Westby Times

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Jennifer Strait

Viola, WI

#1 Aug 21, 2007
I hope people get reimbursed for their damages. What about the Farmers that lost all their cattle? I think it is just terrible, That house insurance does not cover flood damage. Maybe the president should help his own country instead of other countries.
Dr Penguin

Normantown, WV

#2 Aug 27, 2007
Hey there I am sorry too for the farmers and so on. I was in Viroqua last week for parts of 2 days about never got in on the Jefferson bus and a young lady saved the day and showed the bus driver a back way in to Viroqua from Readstown through Viola and county road S and came out on Decker Street ending up on main street in Viroqua and we stayed 2 nights in Westby and and had to worry about getting stuck in most of our activy plans were messed up by the flooding but me and my mom still loved the area and by the way go to the BP station in westby and and ask the young man for chilli and cheese on your nachos the station is cross from the central express motel beside washington street and see how he looks LOL I guess he never heard of chilli on nachos popular here in west virginia I will keep you all in my prayers and may God Bless YOU all Viroqua is a great town and Westby is even better I felt right at home in Westby Later from West Virginia
Laura -Shird- Burbie

Oconomowoc, WI

#3 Jun 9, 2008
While we are dealing with horrific flooding of our own here (Waukesha, Wi), my thoughts and prayers are also with everyone in Vernon, Richland and surrounding counties. Generations of my family roots are in the Kickapoo Valley and I hope to retire there someday myself. All my thoughts and prayers and...HUGS HUGS HUGS!

Wilmette, IL

#4 Jun 10, 2008
I felt just horrible when I read the news about
the flooding in Vernon County. I think that this
is one of the prettiest places... and i want so
much to live in this area. I hope that you get the
aid that you need to begin again... and don't quit! I hope that the government responds more quickly
and efficiently than during Katrina! May you be blessed with the perseverance to keep going ....
Haakon Wiig


#5 Jun 11, 2008
We are sorry to hear that you even this year again are hit by flooding. We have been visiting
Westby and WI several times and always met nice, good people that give us such a nice hospitality. We hope you all will assist those who are hit this
time too. Whenever some in Wisconsin suffer from disasters even the news in Norway reports it. When some friends are hit it hits us too. How we all treat those in need for help is a good sign for how we are as people. We wish you all the best during the rebuilding. Good bless you all.
Best regards the Wiig, family, Haakon, Unni, Maria and Knut from Brumunddal Norway


#6 Jun 12, 2008
My husband and I have a little land and a "cabin" on Lower Maple Dale Rd and can't seem to get any accurate information on what is happening to Maple Dale creek or the land out that way. We had planned to let our son have a party with twelve or so friends out there this past weekend, but are so glad we decided otherwise early in the game. After last year's flood, we are just holding our breath. Does anybody know whether the earthen Primmer dam on Maple Dale held? Our thoughts are with our neighbors out there and, of course, the poor farmers. Any news would be welcome. Thanks

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