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Barron Co. loggers continue cleanup after tornado Video included

It's already been more than one month since a tornado ripped apart sections of Barron and Rusk counties, but loggers are still logging long hours and issuing a warning about the danger that remains.


Federal disaster loans available to tornado victims in Barron, Rusk counties Video included

Courtesy: Devin Feuerhelm, in Chetek Courtesy: Devin Feuerhelm, in Chetek

Families are still cleaning up following May's tornado in Barron and Rusk counties, and now, they are being offered assistance from Washington.


Heavy equipment needed to deal with Barron County tornado aftermath Video included

Crews are still working to pick up the pieces after last month's tornado near Chetek. Now, they are struggling with a way to deal with all the rubble and are seeking your help.


Volunteer seeks homes for cats left behind following Barron County tornado Video included

It's not only humans who are in need after the tornado. Dozens of cats were also left behind and in need of a warm and caring home.



Gov. Walker asks federal agency to declare Barron, Rusk counties as disaster area

Damage of Prairie Lake Estates near Chetek, Courtesy: Devin Feuerhelm Damage of Prairie Lake Estates near Chetek, Courtesy: Devin Feuerhelm

Gov. Scott Walker Friday asked the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to declare Barron and Rusk counties as a disaster area after May's EF 3 tornado, according to a press release.


How to replace your damaged address, fire number signs

If you were affected by the tornado damage and are missing an address/fire number sign to your property, county officials are asking you to apply for a replacement.


Wells Fargo donates $10K to aid in tornado relief efforts

Customers and clients impacted by the tornado in western Wisconsin may discuss their financial needs with Wells Fargo by calling 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557).


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