Authorities say a tornado touched down in the south central part of the state. Wisconsin Emergency Management spokesperson Lori Getter says responders were occupied throughout the state with probable tornado activity damaging farm buildings near Cambria in Columbia County, to street flooding from Green Bay to Kenosha. There were no reports of injuries.
Around this time of year, Wisconsin averages about 10 tornadoes, last night’s twister makes 16 for the state. Meteorologist Ashley Sears with the National Weather Service in Sullivan says while damage has been done, we’re lucky no lives have been lost.
“Fortunately the storms have been small. Typically the F-0, F-1 scale. We did have the F-2 that went through Eagle but again with proper preparation people know what to do. And we try to give the best warning as possible and people react and they get to safety,” says Sears.
The National Weather Service will inspect the damage today, and estimate the severity of the storm.