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November 10th of 1998......60-mile-an-hour winds blew constantly for 12 hours – and 50-mile-an-hour gusts were hit after that. The result......4 were killed and six others were injured around the state.
Could that happen again today? Dan Jones with the National Weather Service in Lacrosse says there's a good chance. There is a high wind warning until tonight at 7.
An 87-year-old man was killed that day in West Allis when he yanked open a door and fell head-first on his porch. The winds of '98 also killed a 67-year-old woman in Door County – a 50-year-old woman in Columbia County – and a 16-year-old boy in Kenosha County. Six others were injured around the state.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan says HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to nine counties in Wisconsin and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms and flooding last month.
What do we have here....................
Conlin will be on the ballot November 2nd.
The case has been referred to the Winona County Attorney.
At least one school district in western Wisconsin is changing its plans because of high winds moving through the region...
The Boscobel schools have called off 4-year kindergarten for this afternoon, because of windy conditions.
Problems paying the heat bill? Well...the Wisconsin Winter Moratorium begins November 1st and goes until April 15th.....which means your lights and heat cannot be shut off.......if they are connected at the start of the moratorium.But to get help...you must ask for it.
Pat Bowland of Xcel Energy says they know some people are having a hard time making ends meet.
Also.....due to recent changes in program eligibility, many more households across the state may be eligible for heating assistance this winter through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to low-income residents. If you need help with your utility bill...contact your provider.