Residents take stock after night of tornadoes in central US

Courtesy 417 Drone Imaging

Courtesy 417 Drone Imaging

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit last night", Governor Walker said.

Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene that one person was known to have been killed due to the twister. The Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management said about 40 trailers were destroyed, while 50 to 60 homes occupied the park, the sheriff said.

Sam Porter, director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, and Anthony Jordan, BGCO executive director-treasurer, met Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak and others in Elk City, surveying tornado damage and connecting with people in the community.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald also said it's a miracle more people weren't killed in the storm.

Another tornado struck in western Oklahoma rural area, but right now has no reports of injuries.

The storm struck a subdivision about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday just south of Elk City, Oklahoma, about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City.

Fitzgerald says many emergency crews are on hand.

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Governor Scott Walker declared a State of Emergency for Barron, Jackson, and Rusk counties following tornadoes and damaging storms.

Numerous other homes, shed and farm buildings were destroyed in the area of Prairie Lake township.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith says two supercells began in the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday then moved into Oklahoma.

Walker visited a trailer park near the city of Chetek on Wednesday afternoon where one resident was killed and 25 people were injured Tuesday night.

Mikles was killed after he made a decision to leave his mobile home in a pickup to seek shelter in the area about a mile north of State Highway 152 and just east of Merritt Road in a rural area. One confirmed tornado was reported near a small town southeast of Dodge City, although there were no immediate reports of damage.

"A$3 kindhearted person", Seever said as he was helping his fellow neighbors less than 24 hours after the storm. Mayor Jeff Martin in nearby Chetek (sheh-TEK') says turkeys can be seen wandering in the damage.

Home after home was gutted by intense winds, tree tops were stripped clean and memories were spread out all over the ground of the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park.

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