EAU CLAIRE — At least one
confirmed tornado touched down as severe storms ripped
through western Wisconsin, damaging homes and other
structures near the Chippewa-Dunn county line.
Chippewa County Sheriff Jim
Kowalczyk told WEAU-TV that no one he knew of was
unaccounted for after Tuesday night's storms, with only a
few people having suffered minor injuries.
Emergency managers have
asked potential volunteers to stay away from the Town of
Wheaton, citing downed power lines and debris.
The National Weather
Service says the tornado struck near Elk Mound shortly
before 8 p.m.
At least three
semi-trailers overturned along Wisconsin Highway 29
northeast of Elk Mound.
Elk Mound schools opened
their high school for anyone needing temporary shelter