NEW INFORMATION: Tornado damages buildings on UW-Platteville campus

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a tornado packing winds of up to 120 mph has damaged residence halls and a stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.

Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center says the "low-end" EF2 tornado ran through the campus in southwestern Wisconsin late Monday. At least five buildings were damaged.

Roofs of two residential halls were heavily damaged. There also was extensive damage at Pioneer Stadium, the school's football and soccer stadium.

No injuries were reported on campus. UW-P Assistant Chancellor Dennis Cooley tells the Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph Herald says while school is out, people were on campus for summer camps, but all were ushered to safety. He said those camps have been canceled.

The campus was closed Tuesday. The tornado was one of two that struck the Platteville area.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Residents are cleaning up after at least three tornadoes ripped across southern Wisconsin, tearing roofs off homes and damaging the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.

State emergency managers say Platteville apparently was hit by two tornadoes. A report from Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center says a "low-end" EF2 tornado with winds up to 120 mph ran through the UW-Platteville campus.

A "high-end" EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph struck near the Platteville Golf and Country Club, knocking down trees and tearing the roof off an apartment.

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in northwest Verona. At least 30 homes in Verona had major damage. A wall partially collapsed at Country View Elementary School.

In Madison, at least 29 homes had major damage and 150 had minor damage.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State emergency managers say Platteville apparently was hit by two tornadoes that knocked down trees and damaged the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.

A report from Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center says a "low-end" EF2 tornado with winds up to 120 mph apparently ran through the UW-Platteville campus. The campus is closed Tuesday and classes are canceled.

A "high-end" EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph struck near the Platteville Golf and Country Club, knocking down trees and tearing the roof off an apartment. Five people were hurt by flying glass as storms moved through Platteville.

Storms caused major damage to at least 30 homes in Verona. A wall partially collapsed at Country View Elementary School.

In Madison, at least 29 homes had major damage and 150 had minor damage.


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