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407 South Second Street
Alma, Wisconsin 54610
Buffalo County is located within the Drift less Area of Western Wisconsin, and was founded in 1853. Buffalo County is named after the Buffalo River, which was named in 1680 by Father Hennepin. French voyagers called the river "Riviere des Boeufs," meaning ... more
"There was a voluntary evacuation that was done of the scene," Severson said.
"Up to 150 residents were evacuated, voluntarily, for safety reasons.
It is normal protocol, until it is deemed to be safe."
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was southbound when it derailed.
Severson wasn't sure how fast the train was traveling through the corridor, which crosses over the Mississippi River.
"Some (train cars) are upright, some are sideways, in the water," Severson said.
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Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region