Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Cameron Gross
May 17, 2017

Tornado watches were also issued in those areas and in western Oklahoma.

The storm knocked out telephone service into and out of the city. The high winds during a tornado can rip a mobile home, which frequently would not have a foundation, from its moorings.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible beginning after midnight in central Iowa and continue throughout the afternoon Wednesday.

Devin Feuerhelm told KMSP-TV that his sister, Lenna Samuelson, lives in the Wisconsin trailer park with her two daughters, Ashley and Brenna.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has issued a "particularly risky situation" alert for a developing set of storms that is expected to move into western Oklahoma this afternoon and early evening.

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While their home was flattened, the SUV next to it was untouched. These storms will have the best chances for severe weather for central Oklahoma. Thunderstorms could rapidly become severe over the next couple of hours with large hail and strong.damaging winds possible.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Tuesday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle, southwest Kansas and northwest Wisconsin.

Severe weather is expected across western Oklahoma today and will shift into the central parts of the state tonight.

"A lot of tornado damage" has been reported to the subdivision and surrounding rural area, with some homes and outbuildings damaged severely and utility poles and lines downed, said Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover.

The matches will now be Wednesday, when severe storms are also possible.

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