News: Chili, Wisconsin (24 Aug 2011)


Contact: Verna Quicker



Surnames: Hartness


----Source: Marshfield News Herald, 24 Aug. 2011



NEILLSVILLE — The National Weather Service confirms that a couple of tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin, damaging houses, barns and trees.


The weather service says an EF2 tornado with winds of 135 mph hit Clark County near Chili about 5 p.m. Tuesday.


A weaker, EF0 tornado touched down about 7 p.m. in Shawano County.


Authorities say the storm that rolled through central Wisconsin was a factor in the death of a man in hospice care.


Clark County emergency management director Michelle Hartness says the unidentified man died after the storm knocked out power to his oxygen machine. The man was being cared for at a home in Granton.


Sheriff's chief deputy Jim Backus says one house was destroyed in Clark County and dozens of others were damaged.



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