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Governor Walker Tours Storm Damage in Grant, Dane Counties
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/18/2014

Governor Scott Walker and state emergency management officials spent much of their day on Tuesday surveying the aftermath of storm damage after four tornadoes hit southeastern Wisconsin the night before. In Platteville, at least five people were injured by flying glass, including one person who was taken to the hospital for treatment. The Grant County area suffered damages to buildings and homes, and trees down. Several buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus also sustained extensive structural damage after an EF2 tornado touched down about two miles west of the city.

"There is nothing more frightening than finding your family in the path of a severe storm, and it is a helpless feeling when your property or community suffers unpreventable damage," Governor Walker said. "I would like to thank those who worked late into the night to track the storms and issue warnings, and all of the first responders who were on the scene to assist people in need. I would also like to thank the area residents who did what they were supposed to do--take cover in a safe place and alert others about the potentially dangerous situation. Once the damage reporting is complete, we will do whatever we can to assist in the recovery."

In northern Green County, the National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado is to blame for damages to several homes and barns. There are no estimates available yet on how much damage was done to local crops and farm buildings.

About 12,500 were without power in the regions affected by the storm.

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