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MADISON, Wis. - A tornado was reported in northwestern Dane County and Iowa County Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service said that at 10:50 p.m. a confirmed tornado was located seven miles southwest of Mount Horeb. No damage was reported in the area.

Wind gusts were 50-60mph on average, with up to 70 mph gusts in the Lancaster and Livingston areas.  Power outages have been reported in many rural areas, particularly in central Grant County including Cassville, Lancaster, Stitzer, and Livingston. 

There are several buildings reported down on Old Potosi Road south of Lancaster.  there is also an Amish school reproted destroyed on Austin Road.

There was extensive tree damage in Lancaster and power is still out in part of the city.  There was also a house fire that is believed to have been caused by an electrical short from the storm.

A report to the National Weather Service from the Iowa County emergency manager stated there is a swath of damage from Highland east to Blackhawk Lake to near Governor Dodge State Park. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office confirmed there was wind damage in the county. A dispatcher told us there was extensive damage throughout Iowa County.

Iowa County Emergency Management Director Keith Hurlbert says crews are trying to make their way to the hilly, northern half of the county to assess damage. No injuries are reported.

Hurlbert says some brief flash flooding also hit the area.

A roof was reported blown off of a barn and a house in Oregon, according to Dane County officials.

The National Weather Service said an EF-2 tornado tracked through Iowa County, and an EF-1 tornado hit north of Oregon.

The city of Fennimore appears to be the area hardest hit. Damage was reported to several properties along County Highway Q between Switzer and Tormey Roads. Trees were down on a house, which is believed to have sustained major damage. The residents of the home were not injured.

At least four farm buildings were destroyed on Tormey Road. Two concrete silos were destroyed and one house sustained minor damage, according to Grant County Emergency Management.

As of 3:30 a.m., Alliant Energy reported about 3,000 customers without power in the viewing area. MG&E reported 22 customers without power. By 7:30 a.m there were no MG&E outages reported and 613 outages in Alliant Energy areas.

All tornado warnings expired by 11:15 p.m.


Storms, tornadoes cause damage in southern Wisconsin

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