Deadly tornado near Chetek rated a strong EF2


Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters late Tuesday that the storm destroyed 40 homes and severely damaged up to 75 others.

Besides the mobile home park, there were several reports of other structures and vehicles damaged with downed trees in other parts of Barron County, Fitzgerald said.

Another tornado struck in western Oklahoma rural area, but right now has no reports of injuries.

The twisters were among up to 29 that were reportedly spawned by powerful storms that raced through a swath of the central USA stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes on Tuesday evening, destroying dozens of homes, killing two people and injuring dozens of others. The storm also brought numerous reports of large hail and strong winds.

Authorities confirm one person was killed and as many as 25 others were injured after a tornado ripped through a mobile home park in western Wisconsin Tuesday evening.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said, "I know there were walls on top of people". One person was reported dead in Elk City, Okla., according to Associated Press reports.

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Two people died in Wisconsin and Oklahoma after severe storms ravaged the Central United States Tuesday. "It's pretty bad. We have at least one deceased so far and we're still in a search pattern".

The storm damaged telephone service in the whole city; nobody could make a call or receive any calls.

Home after home was gutted by intense winds, tree tops were stripped clean and memories were spread out all over the ground of the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park.

Twelve area ambulances, six area fire departments and multiple law enforcement and first responders came to the scene, according to Fitzgerald.

As dazed survivors wandered around screaming and crying, Black said he and his wife, Shelly, tended to several wounded trailer park residents, applying ice packs and cleaning up blood as best they could.

Director Sam Porter said the operation's trained volunteers are assessing damage in Elk City.

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In Barron County, Wisconsin, a reported tornado that touched down killed at least 1 person and injured 25.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith says two supercells began in the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday then moved into Oklahoma.

The possible tornado destroyed about 40 trailer homes.

Mary Fallin said in a statement.

Fitzgerald said 17 people were taken to area hospitals with about 5-10 more people having minor injuries and refusing treatment. A slight risk for severe storms surrounds Iowa, and includes Milwaukee; Kansas City, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska. The tornado swept into the mobile home park in w.

Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin tells KSTP-TV that several turkey barns in the area were also hit hard.

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The storm struck a subdivision about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday just south of Elk City, Oklahoma, about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City.