National Weather Service officials

will more than likely be in the

area today, to see if last night’s

storm damage was from a tornado

or strong winds from

thunderstorms that ripped

through the area.

According to Grant County

Emergency Management Director

Steve Braun, the area from

Fennimore and to the northeast

has been hit the worst. In

Fennimore, trees and power

lines were knocked down

throughout the city. Also,

two trucks were overturned

north of the city at Bard

Materials. Another truck

was overturned by the

storm at Highway-18 and

Rice Road. Braun says

damage has also been reported

to several properties along

County Highway-Q between

Switzer and Tormey Roads.

Trees were blown down onto

a house which appears to

have sustained major damage.

At least four farm buildings

have been destroyed by the

storm on Tormey Road.

Two concrete stave silos

have also been destroyed

while a house has received

minor damage. Braun also

says damage has been

reported on County Highway-G

near Castle Rock, where a

tree fell onto a house. Trees

have also been reported as

knocked down on Cass Hollow

Road which is in Wingville

Township. A barn has also

been destroyed by a separate

storm cell in southern Grant

County, it’s on Fairplay Road

near Louisburg.

Braun says no injuries have

been reported.

In addition, Emergency

Management says no

determination has been

made as to the cause of the

storm damage, whether it

was strong winds or a tornado.

Radar indicated rotation

in the clouds in the Fennimore,

Preston, and Castle Rock

areas last night and storm

sirens were sounded in

Fennimore, Stitzer, Montfort

and Muscoda.

Reports say an apparent

tornado touched down near

Highland in Iowa County,

causing a swath of damage

from Highland, east to

Governor Dodge State Park.

Hundreds of trees are down,

roofs have been taken off

homes and silos were knocked

down in that area. Officials also

reported a mudslide on

Highway-60, caused by the

heavy rain in Crawford County.