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Gingersnap
04-13-2011, 11:44 AM
Officials: 10 tornadoes hit Wis. on Sunday

MADISON, Wis.

The storm system that hit northern and central Wisconsin on Sunday now has a place in the record book, with the 10 tornadoes tying the April record set in 1984, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday.

Eight of the 10 tornadoes were the weakest category, EF1. However, an EF2 tornado with a maximum wind speed of 125 mph hit Adams County and an EF3 tornado with a max wind speed of 140 mph hit Lincoln County, according to the weather service.

There also were many reports by trained weather spotters of large hail and thunderstorms across most parts of the state, including a report of hail stones nearly 3 inches in diameter and straight-line wind gusts up to 80 mph.

The Wisconsin Emergency Management department also reported Tuesday the results of damage assessments from several parts of the state.

The worst damage was reported in Lincoln County, where the EF3 tornado traveled 22 miles on the ground. The report said 22 homes and seven businesses were destroyed and 22 homes sustained major damage. There was an estimated $10.9 million in damages to private property and another $9.5 million in public sector damages.

Business Week (http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9MIC3L01.htm)

SarasotaRepub
04-13-2011, 06:08 PM
Yeah I read about those storms...:eek:

fettpett
04-13-2011, 07:28 PM
a large part of Merril WI got flattened