SLIDESHOW: Southern Wisconsin recovers from Saturday’s severe weather

Published: Aug. 7, 2021 at 5:39 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Southern Wisconsin is recovering from severe damage caused by thunderstorms and one confirmed tornado that swept through the area Saturday afternoon.

According to a news alert from Iowa County Emergency Management, at 4:38 p.m. a confirmed sighting of a tornado was seen west of Boscobel with flying debris, damaging hail and winds. The tornado then traveled four miles southeast of the city.

Initial damage assessments from Grant County Emergency Management show 6 homes were destroyed in addition to 11 agricultural buildings.

There have been no reported injuries due to the storm and no residents have requested shelter.

The National Weather Service in La Crosse is expected to conduct a full damage survey Sunday to determine the size of the possible tornado and track its full route. Grant Co. will be releasing an update of the current situation as well as the need for volunteer help early this afternoon.

Alliant Energy reports that power has been restored to those in Boscobel who lost it due to the storm. All roads are now currently open.

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