With weather as unpredictable as Wisconsin’s it is always good to know a great place to go in order to get supplies or get repair in case something goes wrong. This year has been one of the latest starts to the tornado season in Wisconsin since 1950, when the National Weather Service began tracking the statistic.
Just this last week two F-1 tornadoes merged early Tuesday morning, sending debris more than a mile into the air and hurtling northeast through Verona and Madison. Emergency managers said the north side of Verona and the southwest side of Madison suffered the brunt of the damage. The tornado smashed part of an elementary school, cut off power for more than 6,000 residents, rendered dozens of homes in Verona and Madison uninhabitable, and damaged more than 300 houses throughout Dane County.
In Platteville, two tornadoes unleashing winds between 105 and 120 mph touched down — the first one hitting the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus, the second touching down near the Platteville Golf and Country Club. At least a dozen homes were destroyed and 20 more were damaged, and there were widespread reports of flipped cars, power failures and street closings.
The storms also knocked down trees and caused power failures across southern Wisconsin. No weather-related fatalities were reported, but in Platteville, five residents were injured by shards of glass from windows blown out by the storm.
As the Wisconsin Summer moves along the weather could get even more unpredictable and Wisconsin residents need to be prepared for the worst situations mother nature can cause. Whether it be your car or house that has been damaged in this extreme Wisconsin weather, it is always good to know where a great repair service might be. For best automotive repair go to Handel Automotive, Ken Olson’s Used Cars Inc and Jenk’s Service Center. For best home repair check out MidWisconsin Homes and if you’re looking to do it yourself go to East Side Lumber or Senger Lumber.