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Mauston mayor declares emergency after tornado, storms

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Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 8:24 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 7:06 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Mauston Mayor Dennis Nielsen issued a disaster declaration late Wednesday night following a day of storms that left a slew of damage in its wake. In the statement, Nielsen noted that the city will also be requesting assistance from the county and state governments.

The city is continuing to assess the tornado, wind, and storm damage caused as the system slashed through southwestern Wisconsin. Juneau County Emergency Management did confirm that no one in that area was hurt.

Outside of a complex at Riverwoods Apartments. a tree fell on one resident’s roof. The residents said the damage inside has lead to some leaks from the roof and water damage.

A resident on the other side of town said he feels lucky after the storm barreled through the area.

”I don’t recall anything this extreme happening for many years and it is hard to see I think of course it could have been a lot worse,” said Steve Erickson. “This isn’t too bad really.”

Mauston Mayor Dennis Nielsen issued a disaster declaration late Wednesday night following a day of storms that left a slew of damage in its wake.

Mile Bluff Medical Center suffered minor damage and some cars in the parking lot had windows blown out. Trees in the area also appeared to be cracked. The hospital told NBC15 News that staff and patients inside sheltered safely and there are no reports of any injuries. Power crews expected to work through the night to get full power restored.

At Roman Castle Italian Grill & Bar’s restaurant, the building’s roof was ripped off during the storm. Elsewhere, trees were knocked down and bleachers from the Juneau Co. Fairgrounds were carried across the street.

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