Tornadoes In Wisconsin, Oklahoma Leave 2 Dead

"I was praying and praying at work that he was going to be saved, that our animals were going to be saved, that our trailer house was going to be saved", she says. There are no reports of injuries. Hail as large as baseballs was reported in Kansas. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene, and to a golf course where a gas leak was reported. The circulation and high winds in a tornado can easily rip or even toss a mobile home, which frequently would not have a foundation.

The apparent tornado damage was near Chetek, WI, Mobile home Park known as Prairie Lake Estates.

It destroyed 50 to 60 trailer homes and injured 25 people, 17 of whom were taken to hospitals.

The governors of Wisconsin and Oklahoma plan to survey the most damaged areas of their states later Wednesday. Another person was killed in Elk City, where a tornado destroyed at least 40 homes, according to the Associated Press. That man was identified as 45-year-old Eric Gavin, a resident of the park whose body was found outside his trailer. Officials are now assessing what affected residents may need.

In total, the Barron County Sheriff's Office believes 15 homes are a complete loss. Park residents had been notified of the storm and tornado warning via sirens and CodeRed-the county's email, text and call alert system. "Our firefighters and deputies were lifting parts of trailers off people".

Other tornadoes in western Oklahoma and the eastern Texas Panhandle have downed power lines and utility poles, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The National Weather Service received a report from a trained weather spotter that a tornado touched down at Prairie Lake Estates, on Highway 53 between Chetek and Cameron, at 5:35 p.m.

The south side of Elk City, Oklahoma, was hit hardest by one storm, said Mayor Bill Helton.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters are predicting a tornado outbreak in the Southern Plains on Thursday, the latest in a stormy week that has raked the country's midsection and left three people dead. Some people who live in the area are still unaccounted for.

"I've lived in Oklahoma nearly 50 years", he said.

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Several poultry barns at a turkey processing plant across the street were badly damaged, and turkeys could be seen wandering in the debris.

Devin Feuerhelm told KMSP-TV that his sister, Lenna Samuelson, lives in the Wisconsin trailer park with her two daughters, Ashley and Brenna. A slight risk for severe storms surrounds Iowa, and includes Milwaukee; Kansas City, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska.

Fallin toured Elk City on Wednesday afternoon as families sorted through the remains of their homes. The storms were accompanied by downpouring rain, strong winds and some states experienced hail, as well.

Twelve area ambulances, six area fire departments and multiple law enforcement and first responders came to the scene, according to Fitzgerald.

Fox 21 Meteorologist Brittney Merlot explained, "These violent strong winds flipped cars upside down and rolled mobile homes many lots away in Chetek".

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting people who lost their homes in the storm.

The storm struck about 7:15 p.m. a subdivision south of Elk City, Oklahoma, almost 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. "Included in the path of the tornado were the Lake Amacoy and Conrath areas, which sustained the most severe damage", Rusk County Sheriff Jeffrey S. Wallace said.

Two hours later than in Wisconsin, the storm hit Oklahoma at 7.15pm on Tuesday.

In Oklahoma, another tornado damaged much of a subdivision on the southern fringe of Elk City.

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