Publication Date June 18, 2018 | The Weather Channel

Upper Midwest Flooding Kills 1 in Northern Wisconsin, Officials Say

United States

Heavy rain caused flash flooding in the Upper Midwest Sunday morning.

At least 60 sinkholes have been reported in Michigan, where a flash flood emergency was declared.

One death in Wisconsin has been blamed on the flooding.


A flash flood emergency was declared Sunday for the central and southern areas of Houghton County, Michigan, where residents were urged to shelter in place, according to a National Weather Service flash flood warning. The area received 4 to 7 inches of rain in seven hours.


The Nemadji River crested at its highest point on record in Superior, Wisconsin, topping more than 31 feet. The previous record, set in 2011 and again in 2012, was 27.37 feet