Last night a severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued just before 10 p.m. for northeastern Grant County. Radar-indicated rotation in the Fennimore, Preston and Castle Rock areas. Storm sirens were sounded in Fennimore, Stitzer, Montfort and Muscoda.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the following damage:
* City of Fennimore officials reported some trees and power lines down throughout the city, as well as two trucks overturned north of the city at Bard Materials and one at Hwy 18/Rice Road.
* Damage was reported to several properties along County Highway Q between Switzer and Tormey Roads. Trees were down on a house, which is believed to have sustained major damage. The occupants of the home were not injured and were assisted by Fennimore Fire Department.
* At least four farm buildings were destroyed on Tormey Road. Two concrete (stave) silos were destroyed. One house sustained minor damage.
* A tree was reported to have struck a house on County G near Castle Rock.
* Trees were reported down on Cass Hollow Road in Wingville Township.
A barn was also destroyed on Fairplay Road near Louisburg in Jamestown Township by a separate storm cell.
No determinations have been made as to the cause of the damage (wind vs. tornado)
Grant County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will continue to survey storm damage at daylight.
DODGEVILLE, Wis. (AP) – An apparent tornado has damaged homes and farm buildings in rural southern Wisconsin.
The storm hit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Damage stretches from south of Highland to north of Dodgeville.
Iowa County Emergency Management Director Keith Hurlbert says crews are trying to make their way to the hilly, northern half of the county to assess damage. No injuries are reported.
Hurlbert says some brief flash flooding also hit the area.
The National Weather Service says the storm continued into Dane County, causing a 4.3 mile path of wind damage. There are reports of numerous downed trees, roof damage to a barn and a house at a stables and a grain elevator blown down.
Forecasters say more storms could fire up in southern Wisconsin Monday afternoon into the evening.
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