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National Weather Service Confirms Chetek Tornado, 3 Touchdowns

National Weather Service Confirms Chetek Tornado, 3 Touchdowns

Authorities say at least 40 homes were destroyed.

Large tornadoes struck areas of Oklahoma and Wisconsin, killing two and injuring dozens on Tuesday. Martin also said several turkey barns in the area were also hit hard.

"I thought we were done", said Tyson.

Daily said he walked among the debris and helped free a man who was buried under a refrigerator and debris. KCCI says trees and power lines were down in West Des Moines and severe weather tipped over semi trucks on local roads.

Dale Daily said Wednesday that he heard the warning siren sound about a half-hour before the tornado hit Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park. The threat is certainly there for the higher end tornadoes and damaging wind in the central part of the state, but the threat is higher in western and northwest Oklahoma.

"He had some bad head trauma going on and I didn't want him to go to sleep", Daily said.

The weather service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the greatest risk of tornadoes is in western Oklahoma and the eastern Panhandle of Texas with a slight chance of tornadoes extending from southern Texas across the western half of Oklahoma through Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa in addition to southeastern Minnesota and northwestern Missouri.

Damaging wind gusts between 60 and 70 miles per hour caused extensive tree and power line damage and left thousands without power. He said he had to leave his mobile home about 6 miles southwest of Elk City to seek shelter, Manning said.

In Iowa, the storms damaged homes and other buildings and knocked down trees, limbs and power poles, leaving thousands of people without power.

Tuesday's storms were part of two supercells that formed in the Texas Panhandle before moving to the north and east.

"We have a lot of teams out in the field right now, trying to assess the damage, trying to get folks as much help as they need and try to recover personal items, from the damage as quickly as possible", said Pritchard.

Due to impending severe weather on the radar and anticipated later this week, Porter and DR volunteers are working quickly to help homeowners salvage what they can.

The New Auburn Area Fire Department First Responders had two trucks and six personnel at the scene, and the Bloomer Community Ambulance Service also responded.


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