Tornadoes kill one in Wisconsin, another in Oklahoma

Posted May 25, 2017

In Wisconsin, a tornado tore through a mobile home park, killing at least one person and injuring several others. On the other hand, the person died in the state of Oklahoma was killed a housing subdivision near Elk City, which destroys at least 40 homes.

"It's a mess", Fitzgerald said while requesting at least four more ambulances to the scene.

Jennie-O also confirmed a turkey farm near Chetek's Prairie Lake Estates mobile park suffered damage from Tuesday's tornado.

Walker visited a trailer park near the city of Chetek on Wednesday afternoon where one resident was killed and 25 people were injured Tuesday night.

The storm struck a subdivision Tuesday just south of Elk City, Okla., about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Hultquist said the storms covered so much ground and were so powerful because of a combination of factors, including the dry Texas air that fed them and strong winds in the Great Lakes area.

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A sofa sits on damaged trees after a tornado ripped through Prairie Lake Estates trailer home park, just north of Chetek, Wis., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Tornado watches and severe thunderstorm watches were issued for Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and Taylor counties in west-central Wisconsin, and a flash flood warning for Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Rusk and Trempealeau counties. Fitzgerald says they lifted walls off people who were trapped.

He says the man had bad head trauma and that he tried to keep him from going to sleep. Aerial footage showed a wide path of leveled mobile homes and debris.

The Wisconsin tornado was part of a huge swath of the Plains and Upper Midwest threatened with severe weather and followed a turbulent but less violent night of storms in southern Wisconsin on Monday night.

Tornadoes reportedly touched down in four other states in the central USA, including Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma, where another man was killed.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Officials say a tornado has touched down in a rural area of southwestern Oklahoma with no injuries or damage reported. An autopsy report released Wednesday showed the 56-year-old had. Borghoff said it was a "long-track tornado", but an EF damage rating had not yet been determined. The National Weather Service reported a touchdown in the area just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fitzgerald says his department will continue to assess damage in the park and other parts of the county. There were reports of tornadoes from not only Wisconsin, but also from Nebraska, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. some of the reports might have been due to people spotting the same tornado multiple times. There were also many reports of large hail and strong winds.