More than 11 inches (28 centimeters) of rain fell overnight in places in or around
"I have no doubt the resiliency of
"We've obviously had a very dangerous and unprecedented situation," Mayor
The man who died was in his 70s, police spokesman
The Capital Times reported that
Phair told the newspaper they waded up to the car in water that was three or four feet deep, and he pulled out the two passengers, who were described by police as a man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s.
The male passenger made it solid ground but the woman slipped under. Phair said he and his wife saved her by grabbing her hair.
A third man joined in to help. The driver made it out of the car but the rescuers couldn't hold on to him in the rushing water and he was sucked under the car.
"The force is overwhelming, and eventually he slipped and went under," said Phair, who added that he did what anyone would have done.
The police statement didn't include the names of those involved.
Firefighters found the driver's body Tuesday morning in a retention pond about a third of a mile away.
The weather service said it suspects that the downpour broke a
County officials have discovered a number of damaged bridges and culverts and were beginning to put together a full damage report, Westcott said. Parisi declared a state of emergency in the county on Tuesday morning, the first step toward qualifying for state and federal assistance.
Soglin, the mayor, estimated that the flooding has caused at least
This story has been corrected to reflect that the temporary shelter is set up at