Storms ripped through southern Wisconsin last night wrecking several homes their path. State emergency management officials report in the Waukesha County Town of Eagle at least six homes were destroyed from tornado activity and village officials say the tornado alarms did not go off before the twister struck. One of the homes belonged to Eagle’s fire chief, according the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Strong winds knocked out power to nearly 48,000 residents in and around Waukesha County. One person ended up in a hospital, but none of the victims was seriously hurt.
In Muskego, several mail delivery trucks suffered heavy damage and were knocked out of commission by the storm.
In the Dane County Village of Cross Plains there are reports of trees overturned, cemetery headstones knocked over and even the post of a basketball hoop bent over a vehicle.
Mitchell International Airport had suspended flights for a period during the evening, but arrivals and departures appear to be back on schedule.