MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency Tuesday in eight counties after widespread storm and flooding damage wreaked havoc across northern Wisconsin.
The counties hit the hardest are Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.READ MORE: 'I Don't Live In A Fantasy Land': Wild GM Faces Challenging Limited Salary Cap Situation
The heavy rains caused flash flooding, power outages and damaged roads and bridges.
Boats are washed up along the southern shore of Lake Superior.
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A car got stuck in the town of Odanah when parts of the road plunged into a creek. Chris Peters helped rescue a terrified driver.
“We just shimmied our way across the railing again, and we got to safety. She was pretty distraught, you know,” Peters said. “It was pretty rough, pretty rough for both of us.”
Peters’ car was swept off the same bridge. Authorities are still trying to locate it.
The National Weather Service said more flooding is likely over the next two days, as rivers and creeks continue to rise.MORE NEWS: 'The Water Is Rushing Too Fast:' Four Groups Of Kayakers Rescued In Stearns County