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BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) —Another round of thunderstorms brought more rain and flash-flood warnings to an already deluged southwestern Wisconsin on Monday, forcing residents below four dams to evacuate. Strong wind knocked out power to parts of Vilas and Oneida counties. With more storms expected overnight Monday, about 80 people living below the earthen Runge Hallow, Hidden Valley, Yettri-Primmer and Seas Branch dams were told to evacuate beginning at 4 p.m. A week ago, the same dams filled when torrential rains of up to 12 inches caused flooding. All the dams held, but overflow at the Hidden Valley dam caused some erosion.
Elsewhere, cleanup and recovery were underway in Ohio and the rest of the Great Lakes region hit hard by last week's storms. The electricity was back on for most of the more than 1 million customers who lost power. The weather service confirmed that tornadoes touched down in six areas of Michigan along an 80-mile line Friday, destroying at least 250 homes and businesses in the town of Fenton. The tornado's path there widened to about one-quarter mile. Another tornado struck the small town of Northwood, North Dakota, about 30 miles southwest of Grand Forks, on Sunday, destroying two small mobile home parks and damaging much of the rest of the town.
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