1 dead, 25 injured in Barron County

1 dead, 25 injured in Barron County

1 dead, 25 injured in Barron County

He said the most destructive tornado appears to have remained on the ground for five to 10 miles (eight to 16 kilometers) near Elk City, which is about 110 miles (180 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at least one person has died in Wisconsin, and another 25 have been injured.

Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency for three counties in northwestern Wisconsin following a deadly tornado and damaging storms.

The severe storm that hit the Chetek area started to develop about two hours earlier in the St. Paul area, according to meterologist Mike Griesinger of the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minn.

Helicopter video from two television stations in Wisconsin showed extensive damage at the trailer park, with several homes reduced to rubble. That's just north of Eau Claire.

Authorities say at least one person was hurt when a tornado touched down in central Kansas.

Sandra Jackson was one of the residents who returned Wednesday to see what could be salvaged from their homes.

The mayor of Wisconsin, Jeff Martin, reported that several emergency cars were sent to the trailer park.

A German Shepherd dog guards what remains of what appears to be its owner's home in a trailer park that was devastated by a tornado on Tuesday.

People impacted by tornadoes in Elk City were permitted to return to their homes with day passes valid between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. "Again, because we're just not used to that kind of thing", he said. Trees were flattened or splintered and dozens of homes were destroyed.

By Tuesday evening, there were nearly 20 reports of tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

The Storm Prediction Center received 29 reports of tornadoes and 115 reports of wind damage from the long line of storms.

The tornadoes occurred in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin on Tuesday. We have several homes that were completely destroyed. One 46 yr old male subject was found deceased.All area residents of the mobile home park have been accounted for.We will continue to assess area damage in the mobile home park and other parts of the county.

More than 25 other people were injured across the state.

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