As of 10 a.m., the National Weather Service reported the Kinnickinnic River near River Falls, Wis. has risen 6.7 feet since 2 a.m. after Monday morning storms swept the Twin Cities and east into Wisconsin. The river measured 17.2 feet at that hour as the rate of rise began to slow. The River Falls area has recorded between 6 and 8 inches of rain thus far. TAP TO VIEW PHOTOS
NWS is predicting more showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain as temperatures fall to 70 by late afternoon. Between one-half and three-quarters of an inch of additional rain are possible.
"City facilities and infrastructure appears to have worked well and be in good shape," River Falls city administrator Scot Simpson said in an email. He also listed other notable damages and status updates on Monday afternoon:
-A small amount of water in City Hall and the Public Safety Building.
-Wildcat had water in the street until 8:30 a.m.
-3 small electric outages impacting less than 100 customers. All were restored very early this morning. All were caused by lightning
-Hoffman Basin is filling and may go higher in the next few hours
-Wastewater Plant is normal with a bit of extra water in various parts of the plant
-Park & Recreation schedules modified, canceling some early activities
Red Cross assisting trailer park
The American Red Cross is assisting Troy Glen Trailer Park residents after their neighborhood flooded between Hudson and River Falls at 403 Highway 35. The Red Cross has opened an overnight shelter at the River Crest Elementary School, 535 County Road S. in Hudson to act as a central location for information, food, recharging electronics and shelter if needed.
Another Disaster Action Team is currently in the affected neighborhood to assess damage.
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