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When bad weather hits your town, weather radios are a direct link to the best information coming straight from the National Weather Service. But only 5-10 percent of Americans have a weather radio. So the government is working on a new and more modern way to get people critical weather information. To your cell phones. Dan Baumgart is with the National Weather Service in La Crosse.
Starting sometime in June, emergency alerts will be sent directly from the National Weather Service to your cell phone for free. Baumgart says the NWS will only send the most critical alerts: tornado warnings, flash floods, blizzard warnings, and ice storm warnings.
Here's a rundsown of area Memorial Day ceremony's. In La Crosse, a parade begins at 9 a.m. at Sixth and King streets. The parade is followed by a service at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery and at noon at Riverside Park. In Onalaska, the parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion and travels to the Onalaska Veterans Memorial in Onalaska Cemetery for a ceremony. The Holmen arade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Holmen Middle School.
In West Salem, there will be an observance at 10 a.m. at Village Park and a short ceremony near the tank at Veterans Park, West Salem. A rifle salute will be held by the Viroqua Unit of the Wisconsin National Guard and taps will be played at 9:45 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery, Viroqua. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. and a program will be at 10:30 a.m. at Viroqua Cemetery. In Westby, the American Legion and VFW Post will conduct ceremonies at 9:55 a.m. at Westby Veterans Memorial.
And in La Cresctn, a parade starts at 11:30 a.m. on Walnut Street
and will march to Veterans Park for an 11:45 a.m. program.
High winds knocked over a semi-tractor trailer going down the highway during a thunder storm in western Wisconsin's Trempealeau County Sunday.
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says the resulting crash left the semi stretched across a bridge, causing the closure of State Road 93 between Eau Claire and La Crosse for about two and a half hours Sunday afternoon. The driver of the semi sustained minor injuries but refused treatment. His truck's trailer unit was empty.
Parts of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are forecast to possibly suffer severe weather Sunday night into Memorial Day.
Fire and rescue personnel are hard at it in West Salem and near Winona at this hour.
WIZM'S Brad Williams is at a fire in West Salem.
No injuries reported. Also....a semi sitting on top of a car is engulfed in flames near Winona.
As of 4 pm, one lane of Highway 61 southbound is closed from HWY 43 to Dakota and the detour is hwy 43 to 90 to 61. Both lanes of Highway 61 northbound are open.
Clean up continues this morning following severe storms that hit the northern and central portions of Wisconsin yesterday afternoon and evening. Straight line winds with gusts up to 70 mph, hail, heavy rain and a tornado were reported. Several utilities are still reporting some scattered power outages this morning due to downed power lines but most power should be fully restored later today. In Eau Claire, the wastewater treatment plant continues to run on generator power but the lift stations are operational. Xcel Energy is reporting about 1500 customers are still without power but power should be fully restored this afternoon. In Taylor County, trees and power lines were down on Highway H just outside of Thorp and in Trempealeau County some trees went down in Arcadia but no reports of damage.