Sheriff: 1 dead after tornado hits Wisconsin trailer park


There were reports of three tornadoes Tuesday evening in western Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service.

Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover (RYE'-zuhn-hoo-vur) said "a lot of tornado damage" has been reported to the subdivision and surrounding rural area.

The south side of Elk City, Oklahoma, was hit hardest by one storm, said Mayor Bill Helton. He says that in some cases, the responders left their own storm-damaged homes to help search the mobile home park.

In Wisconsin dozens of mobile homes were scattered after a tornado slammed into a trailer park in Barron County.

Two people were killed Tuesday - one in Wisconsin and another in Oklahoma - following tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through several states.

Multiple tornadoes were also registered in the states of Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.

In northwest Wisconsin, one person was killed and 25 were injured when a reported tornado hit a mobile home park, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald says many emergency crews are on hand.

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Another tornado was captured on video near Mclean, Texas, though no injuries or significant damage were immediately reported.

Storm chances increase in the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight, with damaging wind gusts possible along a squall line that will move into the western counties of North Texas after midnight.

Officials with the National Weather Service said they've received reports of damage along a 30-mile line from Chetek into neighboring Rusk County.

The Wisconsin tornado was part of a huge swath of the Plains and Upper Midwest threatened with severe weather. He told the Eau Claire newspaper the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park is a mess and they were still searching Tuesday night.

A mobile home is a particularly risky place to be during a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

Another tornado struck a rural area in western Oklahoma, leaving damage in its wake but no immediate reports of injuries.

Helicopter footage from News 9 in Oklahoma City showed extensive damage, as a large portion of a subdivision was destroyed by Tuesday's twister.