Regional
12:56 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Tornadoes, Storms in Wisconsin Injure Five, Damage Scores of Homes

Powerful winds and heavy rain rattled southern Wisconsin overnight. Storm experts concluded Tuesday afternoon that three tornadoes also touched down.

Two twisters damaged parts of the U-W Platteville campus. It canceled classes Tuesday.

Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center says one tornado had winds up to 120 mph, the other reaching 105 mph.

According to the National Weather Service, a third tornado swept through northwest Verona. At least 30 homes there experienced major damage and part of a wall collapsed at Country View Elementary School.

Madison reports damage to about 180 homes.

In the metro Milwaukee region, storms knocked down branches and power lines in some neighborhoods.