Tornado injures 20, kills 2 in Wisconsin

Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when the tornado tore through a mobile home park in the area.

School was canceled Wednesday for the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Area School District and the district said that the High school building was open for people needing hot showers. Shards of glass were flying at them like bullets, Tyson said: "When your house comes apart like that, there's no place to go".

"Our rapid response assessors are in Elk City and nearby storm-affected areas, and we are going to continue to follow the storms", Sam Porter, director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, told KOCO-TV.

"There is definitely the potential for all the severe weather hazards", including tornadoes and hail, Hultquist said.

15 injured and at least one died when a tornado hit on Tuesday a mobile home park in western Wisconsin a small town, as per CBS News. He says some homes and outbuildings have been damaged severely and utility poles and lines are down.

By evening, the National Weather Service listed almost 20 reports of tornadoes from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin, although some of those could be multiple reports of the same tornado.

Several poultry barns at a turkey processing plant across the street from the trailer park were badly damaged, and turkeys could be seen wandering in the debris.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting people who lost their homes in the storm.

The National Weather Services said that a trained spotter had reported a tornado touching down down in the area at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Barron County Wisconsin Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the tornado it "at a time when a lot of people were home". He said that at least one person died as a result of the tornado, adding that those engaged in rescue and recovery operations were "still in a search pattern". The storm killed 45-year-old Eric Gavin and also injured 27 people.

Just north of Chetek, in Barron County, many were busy Wednesday cleaning up, and reflecting on what they experienced Tuesday.

Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin tells KSTP-TV that numerous emergency vehicles have gone to the trailer park.

"We escaped the tornado with a few minor injures but sustained heavy damage to public and private properties.(If) anybody's offering assistance, please call the sheriff's office at (715) 532-2189", Wallace said.

Another person was killed when a twister hit a housing subdivision in Oklahoma, CNN reported.

  • Larry Hoffman