Tornadoes leave 2 dead, dozens more injured

Postado Mai 19, 2017

Two persons were killed and dozens injured after tornadoes and severe storms swept through several U.S. states.

A 46-year-old man was killed at the trailer park and at least 25 other people were injured, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

"A tornado passed in five States Tuesday night, including in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin".

When describing the scene, Fitzgerald said it was a "total devastation".

The sheriff told KARE 11's Jay Olstad in a text Tuesday night that there were still people "unaccounted" for, and that they will continue searching in the morning "if people are not located".

Severe thunderstorms brought hail and one spotted tornado across parts of western Oklahoma and northwestern Texas on Thursday, after two days of severe weather in the Plains and Midwest.

The storm struck about 7:15 p.m. a subdivision south of Elk City, Oklahoma, almost 110 miles west of Oklahoma City.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Umscheid says radar images suggest the storm may have produced other brief, rain-wrapped tornadoes as it moved over rural farmland. He said that in some cases, the responders left their own storm-damaged homes to help search the mobile home park.

Reports indicated 2-inch diameter hail hit in Polk County and hail also hit the community of Somerset hard in St. Croix County, Griesinger said.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed. People who live there tell our sister station WQOW, they are recovering physically and emotionally.

Tyson was hanging around the fringes of the trailer park hoping authorities would let him back in to check on his property and, hopefully, find some clothes.

More than 25 other people were injured across the state. Mayor Jeff Martin in nearby Chetek (sheh-TEK') says turkeys can be seen wandering in the damage.

According to media reports, from the effects of the storm killed two people in the States of Oklahoma and Wisconsin. These storms could begin as early as mid-afternoon and last late into the overnight hours.

Mark Tyson said the couple's truck was crushed and their Lincoln was tossed upside down, but somehow their motor home parked next to their trailer suffered minimal damage.

"We just sat in there, and we thought it was over", Tyson said. "We estimate that more than 100 homes have been severely damaged or destroyed". Sheriff Jeffery Wallace said the tornado traveled east through Rusk County, touching down several places, including Lake Amacoy and Conrath areas, which sustained the most damage.

Chetek is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Eau Claire.