Kenosha County Update

A state of emergency is in effect in Kenosha County as people continue to clean up from this week’s tornado.

Wisconsin Emergency Management says the tornado damaged more than 100 homes.

Twenty-six houses were destroyed, more than 30 had major damage and the rest had minor damage. Wheatland was worst hit. Several businesses in Kenosha also were damaged. Only minor injuries occurred.

Governor Jim Doyle toured the area Tuesday. He says damage will certainly run into the millions of dollars.

The next step is to ask president bush to issue a disaster declaration, which could lead to federal aid depending on the extent of the damage and how much of it insurance will cover.

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