2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin


Helicopter video from Minneapolis television stations WCCO and KARE showed extensive damage at the trailer park, with several homes reduced to rubble.

One person was killed and multiple others were injured after a tornado in Elk City, Oklahoma. There's a whole row where there should be trailers but there's nothing but debris. More than 25 people were injured, the state said, without giving their conditions. "The storm destroyed a home in Western Oklahoma was the cause of the death of the man who tried to escape to a safe place", - stated in the message. The tornado struck the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park Tuesday night, destroying 50 to 60 trailers.

One tornado touched down in Elk City in Beckham County, injuring at least 10 people and killing one.

Another person was killed when a twister hit a housing subdivision in Oklahoma, CNN reported. The tornado in Barron County killed a resident.

At least one baby was injured, he said.

But, Fitzgerald said, "The outpouring of support has been tremendous. We've carried elderly, we've been contacted b several people that want to help", said Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

According to the National Weather Service, almost 300 preliminary severe weather reports filed in from Wisconsin to Texas, spanning Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday.

A tornado struck a rural area in western Oklahoma, leaving damage in its wake but no immediate reports of injuries.

53 in the Barron County town of Prairie Lake, about midway between Chetek and Cameron.

The governors of Wisconsin and Oklahoma toured the destruction in their states Wednesday, and residents were allowed to sift through the wreckage.

Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer said one person died in the storm.

In addition to the touchdown near Chetek, Kriegl said, there was a second touchdown in Rusk County, Wis., near Conrath, a hamlet of fewer than 100 people.

Authorities say the victim who died when a tornado destroyed a mobile home park in northwestern Wisconsin was a 46-year-old man.

I've assembled a timeline of key events based on reports from the Twin Cities NWS, NOAA's Storm Prediction center and other sources.

The National Weather Service confirmed that the tornado started in Wisconsin at around 5:30 p.m. The area stretches from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma, western Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa into Minnesota and Wisconsin.