Storms, Possible Tornadoes Damage Buildings, Knock Out Power
July 29, 2021
Source: The Weather Channel
WISN ABC 12 (At least 2 Tornadoes Confirmed in Southeast Wisconsin)
Wisconsin State Journal (Gov. Evers declares state of emergency following severe weather, widespread damage across state)
Office of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #128 Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Severe Weather)
Associated County ZIP Code List (Statewide)
Approximate locations sustaining structural damage (flooding/tornadoes)
– Brandon (Fond du Lac County, 53919)
– Concord (Jefferson County, 53178)
*Possible tornado damage
– Cross Plains (Dane County, 53528)
– Ixonia (Jefferson County, 53036)
– Oconomowoc (Waukesha County, 53066)
– Ringle (Marathon County, 54471)
– Ripon (Fond du Lac County, 54971)
– Tomahawk (Lincoln County, 54487, 54532)
– Wales (Waukesha County, 53183)
– Watertown (Dodge/Jefferson Counties, 53094, 53098)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.
At a Glance
- A state of emergency was declared in Wisconsin.
- More than 130,000 homes and businesses lost power.
- A shelter was opened for attendees at the annual fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Winds and several possible tornadoes knocked down trees, damaged buildings and left more than 130,000 people without power across parts of the upper Midwest overnight and into early morning.
The impacts stretched from Wisconsin to northeast Illinois, southwest Michigan and northern Indiana, including the metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago areas.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency as damage assessments came in Thursday morning.
“Last night’s storms affected communities from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan, leaving many regions with widespread damage,” Evers said in a news release.
There were reports of multiple homes and buildings damaged near Concord, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County, about 37 miles west of Milwaukee. A preliminary report from the National Weather Service indicated that an EF1 tornado moved through the area at about 1:15 a.m.
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