Severe storms have downed trees in one of the state’s premier recreational areas. Lori Getter with Wisconsin Emergency Management says storms, and possible tornadoes, hammered parts of northwestern Wisconsin Tuesday night. “Most of the damage was caused by downed trees, downed power lines,” says Getter. “The hardest areas were Iron County and Barron County. Around the Turtle Flambeau Flowage there was a lot of damage, lots of downed trees. They had to evacuate campers.” There were also at least three injuries, with one person airlifted to a hospital. DNR crews are on the ground making damage assessments around the 19,000 acre flowage, a premier northwoods destination for campers and anglers. Getter says for the time being, the public is being asked to stay clear of the area. In Barron County, investigators are looking into reports of a tornado south of Cameron. There were no reports of injuries there.
WHBY’s Mike Kemmeter contributed to this report