Tornado damages many Madison businesses

Published: Oct. 8, 2017 at 6:03 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Dozens of Madison businesses are left to clean up after a tornado tore through East Washington Avenue. The National Weather Service's Milwaukee region came out to survey the damage and say it was an EF-0 tornado. NWS says there were winds traveling up to 70 miles an hour.

"It's a shock and it's going to be a mess to clean," Mike Harder, owner of Finicki Auto Electric said.

Part of his roof flew off and onto a parked car. Harder doesn't have an estimate yet from insurance but he thinks it will cost a minimum of $1,000 to fix.

"What are you going to do? It's an act of God," Harder explained.

Down a few blocks, Joanne Holland, supervisor of the William T. Evjue Clinic says they lost a lot of big trees.

"It's October. It's weird to see a tornado this month," Holland said.

The clinic also has to tear down their awning since it was deemed unsafe by contractors. There wasn't any other damage to the building besides the awning and trees, according to Holland.

"We just need to be thankful that no body was hurt. Everything that is broken can be fixed," Holland said.

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