Two people died in a tornado in on Tuesday that took place in Wisconsin and Oklahoma. The first one died when the tornado hit a moveable home park in Wisconsin and the other died when a twister smashed a housing division in Oklahoma.
The storm was huge; it started from the South Plains of Texas and extended to the Great Lakes.
The National Weather Service confirmed that the tornado started in Wisconsin at around 5:30 p.m.
Chris Fitzgerald, Wisconsin’s Barron County Sheriff, said that the tornado smashed the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park located north of Chetek.
“It’s a mess,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s pretty bad. We have at least one deceased so far and we’re still in a search pattern.”
When describing the scene, Fitzgerald said it was a “total devastation.” He also added that when the responders first came to the scene there were a lot of people yelling and asking for help. He continued by saying that a minimum of one child was injured during the events,
Two hours later than in Wisconsin, the storm hit Oklahoma at 7.15pm on Tuesday. The storm crushed most of the supervision on the southern border of Elk City, Oklahoma; Elk City is located 110 miles west of Oklahoma City.
The storm damaged telephone service in the whole city; nobody could make a call or receive any calls. However, Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer said that one person died because of the twister. He added that the storm totally wrecked 40 homes and 75 severely damaged another 50 to 75.
The mayor of Wisconsin, Jeff Martin, reported that several emergency cars were sent to the trailer park. He thinks the park had about 50 homes.
On Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service registered more than 20 reports of tornadoes from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin; some of them may be same tornado though.