NEW INFORMATION: 5 injured by flying glass in severe storms

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State emergency managers say five people were hurt by flying glass when severe storms moved through southern Wisconsin.

A report from Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center says the five were injured in and around Platteville. One person was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The powerful line of storms generated straight line winds and heavy rain. Nineteen homes are uninhabitable in Verona and 150 additional houses sustained minor damage. In Madison, at least 16 homes have severe damage. Several barns were blown down and homes damaged in Green County's York Township.

The National Weather Service says radar showed a rotation over northern Lafayette and southern Iowa counties about 11 p.m. Monday. Forecasters say a possible tornado initially touched down near Mineral Point, lifted and touched down a number of times between New Glarus and Verona.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Emergency management officials say severe storms that swept through southern Wisconsin early Tuesday have damaged more than a dozen structures in Dane County, including homes and an elementary school.

Josh Wescott of Dane County Emergency Management says most of the damage centered on the north side of Verona and the southwest side of Madison. No injuries have been reported.

Lt. David Dresser of the Verona Police Department says at least 15 structures were damaged, including Country View Elementary School, which partially collapsed.

Wescott says the office received reports of collapsed homes and missing roofs.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve Davis says imagery indicates a tornado likely cycled from Green County into Dane County.

He said the Weather Service received reports of downed power lines and trees in Green County.


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