Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Throughout Wednesday night, Pritchard says they will continue to monitor keep everyone up to date on the severe weather, to make sure everyone is taking the right safety precautions. No fatalities were reported in other states, but there have been reports in the eastern Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma of utility poles and downed power lines. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene, and to a golf course where a gas leak was reported. Throughout the night rescuers searched for survivors and victims, as the local sheriff said he had been told there were walls on top of people. Entire subdivisions were lost and 25 people were injured.

Gov. Scott Walker says the devastation the tornado left behind in Barron County is the worst he's seen as governor. Officials are now assessing what affected residents may need.

The Red Cross is working to give shelter, food and support to people in Barron and Rusk Counties.

Dale Daily, 61, said he heard the warning siren about a half-hour before the tornado hit the mobile home park. "Our firefighters and deputies were lifting parts of trailers off people".

Storm chaser video captured a tornado on the ground near McLean, Texas, along the Interstate 40 corridor just west of the Oklahoma state line.

CBS Oklahoma City affiliate KWTV reports the person who was killed was in a vehicle. Also, a tornado struck a rural area in western Oklahoma, leaving damage in its wake but no immediate reports of injuries. The twister demolished 40 homes and heavily damaged 50 to 75 more, according to the Elk City Fire Department.

The National Weather Service says its preliminary damage rating for a tornado that destroyed a trailer park and killed a man in northwestern Wisconsin is a strong EF-2. Trees were flattened or splintered and dozens of homes were destroyed.

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At least two people were killed and dozens of others injured Tuesday after tornadoes tore through a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a subdivision in Oklahoma. Hultquist said a low-pressure system moving north from Nebraska on Wednesday was expected to bring strong thunderstorms to southeastern Minnesota and western portions of central and southern Wisconsin. The tornado swept into the mobile home p.

Earlier Tuesday, severe weather moved through parts of the Twin Cities metro earlier in the day.

Scattered tornadoes have been reported in the nation's midsection.

Officials say they will spend today doing any needed rescue and recovery operations before assessing the damage in the county.

One man was found dead, 45 year old Erik Gavin.

Martin also told KSTP-TV that several turkey barns in the area also were hit hard.

Devin Feuerhelm told KMSP-TV that his sister, Lenna Samuelson, lives in the Wisconsin trailer park with her two daughters, Ashley and Brenna.

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