Update (2:15 P.M.): Officials say they have recovered the body of a man involved in a mudslide near Victory.

A call came in at 4:30 A.M. that a home had slid onto Highway 35 and was blocking the road.

Crews were working to clear the road earlier Thursday and then started a search and rescue for the missing occupant of the home.

The body was found in the area near the home.


Update (10:45 A.M.): Efforts to clear the highway continue after a house was destroyed in a mudslide early Thursday morning.

A call came in at 4:30 A.M. that a home had slid onto Highway 35 near Victory.

According to Vernon County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Scott Bjerkos officials are working to clear the roadway of debris before a search and rescue team begins for the homeowner.

Bjerkos says there is a possibility that the occupant was home at the time of the collapse.

Vernon County Emergency Management has declared a state of emergency for the county and  advises residents to not travel if not necessary. 


A home in Vernon County is destroyed because of a mudslide following another night of heavy rains and flooding.

The home slid onto Highway 35 near Victory. As of 6:45 Thursday morning, it's unknown if anyone was inside. Emergency crews needed to wait for downed power-lines to be removed from the debris before beginning their search.

Elsewhere in Vernon County early Thursday morning, a mobile home park needed to be evacuated because of high water in De Soto. No injuries are reported.

Vernon County has opened its Emergency Operations Center in Viroqua.

More than a dozen schools were closed or delayed because of flooding. Many of those schools are in Vernon and Crawford Counties. See the full list of school delays and closings here.

Flooding is widespread, and there are dozens of roads closed. Get the full list here.