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UPDATE: Two tornadoes confirmed in Green County

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GREEN COUNTY (WKOW) -- The National Weather Service now says two tornadoes touched down in Green County on Monday.

They touched down around 11:50 p.m. about three to four miles northeast of Blanchardville.

The NWS says both were rated an EF1 with estimated peak wind speeds around 95 miles per hour. One had a 500 yard track that was 125 yards wide. The other had an 800 yard track that was 125 yards wide.

Authorities say the twisters damaged farmsteads along Hay Hollow Rd. and knocked down numerous trees in the area.

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GREEN COUNTY (WKOW) --- The National Weather Service says an EF1 tornado touched down in northwest Green County at 11:41 p.m. Monday.

NWS reports that Farmsteads along Hay Hollow Road sustained damage and multiple trees were down in the area.  They estimate wind speeds were around 95 mph making it an EF1 tornado.


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GREEN COUNTY (WKOW) -- Areas of Green County sustained damage from high winds during a severe storm late Monday and early Tuesday morning.

The Green County Sheriff's Office says emergency services personnel responded throughout the night to reports of damages throughout the county from two successive storms. Calls to the 911 center began shortly before 1:00 a.m. of damage in the northwestern area, of power lines and twisted trees. There were several homes in the area of Hay Hollow and York Center Road that had roof damage and one with the windows blown out. A barn on Legler Valley Road came down. The sheriff's office says there were also numerous calls of roads blocked by trees and downed power lines. A large shed was blown down on Preston Road and a barn collapsed on Giese Road.

Brodhead Police Department announces a state of emergency in Brodhead due to the damages and loss of utilities form the storm.  Up to 60 mph winds uprooted trees, broke utility poles, and tore down power lines.  One third of Brodhead is still without power.

Police have now issued a city wide burn ban in Brodhead until 8:00 a.m. June 20.  There is to be no burning in any devices.  At this time, the City is still in clean up mode from the severe storms that hit the area Tuesday.  Emergency crews are being called away from that priority to investigate the ordor of burning wood.  Authorities are finding citizens burning downed brush.  Again, there is now a burn ban in Brodhead until Friday morning.

Over fifty homes in Brodhead are damages as well as several vehicles.  Any reports in Brodhead of damage or downed power lines, call police at 897-2112.

There are no reports of any deaths or injuries related to the storms.

Alliant Energy is reporting outages in Green County. If you encounter downed power lines, consider them live and do not approach them.

The Green County Sheriff's Office is responding to numerous calls and assessing damage.
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