This post is a repeat of the other post because computer issues.
More tornadoes are on the way for the Midwest, from Northern Michigan, down through Central Wisconsin and all the way down to Missouri. Many of the tornadoes were confirmed, so this will be a serious outbreak.
Some of the tornadoes are in Amish Country in Wisconsin, so they may not even have a chance to be warned of the tornadoes that are around them. These are some of my old stomping grounds, in Wisconsin.
Please stay safe.
Update: Minneapolis, MN was very hard hit: http://www.startribune.com/local/122417279.html
There is now a tornado warning just west of Wisconsin Rapids, WI., my old home town.
Update 2: In the Town of Saratoga, south of Wisconsin Rapids, a garage collapsed on a woman but she got out but is injured.
There is a tornado in Rome and Saratoga area and is still on the ground, heading east towards Portage County, Adams and Waushara County. There is a grass fire heading towards a a propane farm in Saratoga, on Evergreen Ave.There are numerous houses damaged or collapsed in the area.
All area fire departments are out and searching for victims.
The LaCrosse County got hit hard as well: http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/article_29b42028-84c3-11e0-8018-001cc4c03286.html Central Western Wisconsin also has been hit very hard.
The tornadoes are now ranging from Wisconsin all the way down to Texas. For more information: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Tornado%20Warning
In Wood County, WI., they are searching a camp ground for any victims. Apparently, a tornado went directly through the Deerfield campground, in Saratoga. They sent one patient via helicopter to the hospital, but not sure where the patient was from.
another update: Now there are tornado warnings for areas west of Chicago.
Joplin MO. has been devasted by the torandoes today and the Weather Channel reporter just choked up and began to cry. http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x433426155/Widespread-damage-reported-after-tornado Tornadoes are now on their way to St. Louis. In Joplin, one of it's hospital's took a direct hit and apparently there have been fatalities. Per the Weather Channel, they are calling in fire departments and police from all over ther state and surrounding states. They say the tornado was a mile wide and over 3 miles long. Two fire stations collasped in Joplin and firefighters were trapped in the debris.
Looks like Wisconsin may be done with the tornadoes but the damage from the tornadoes that hit will be felt for days, weeks and even months. Too bad that the local newspapers had nothing until the storms hit.
I talked to my mom who lives in Elm Grove and it seems like thye are just getting thunderstorms. Glad I live in Vegas where we have never had a tornado as far as I know of.
The Weather Channel is reporting that the tornado that struck Joplin is still on the ground.
They also they there are going to be more tornado outbreaks tomorrow, much like the tornadoes that hit the south a couple of weeks ago.
It really sucks that the newspaper in Central Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune and the Marshfield Herald have not one story on the severe damage caused by the tornadoes in their reading areas. I guess they have as much common sense that God gave a goose.
Update: there are only 2 tornado warnings left, both in the Missouri area, including one on the ground.
Here is the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's report: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/122417598.html
One more update for the night: Parts of Minneapolis is under curfew to prevent looting houses that were damaged or destroyed: http://www.startribune.com/local/122417279.html
For the birds.
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