Tornado hits eastern Wisconsin village, no injuries

 

May 29, 2016

MADISON - An eastern Wisconsin village is picking up the pieces after a tornado struck its downtown.

The National Weather Service said Saturday morning that an EF1 tornado hit Brandon, a village of about 1,000 people in Fond du Lac County, around 5:40 p.m. on Friday. An EF1 tornado is the second weakest tornado on the Fujita scale, packing winds up to 112 miles per hour.

A news outlet reports damage was limited to a four-to-six block area. About 25 homes were damaged with windows knocked out or shingles blown off. No one was injured but the entire village is without power. Utility crews hoped to have power restored to about half the village by evening.

The state Department of Transportation said state Highway 49 was closed because of debris on the roadway.

 

Associated Press