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NWS: EF-1 tornado touches down in Wisconsin, storms cause damage throughout Midwest

NWS: EF-1 tornado touches down in Wisconsin, storms cause damage throughout Midwest Photo: courtesy of the National Weather Service, Twitter.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: March 30, 2020 08:56 AM
Created: March 30, 2020 08:47 AM

Officials say strong storms that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and rain to parts of the Midwest and South this weekend caused extensive damage in some areas.

According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, an EF-1 tornado touched down in Grant County, Wisconsin.

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The NWS reported the tornado's path was about 6.3 miles.

— NWS La Crosse (@NWSLaCrosse) March 30, 2020

Meanwhile, tornadoes were spotted in Arkansas, Illinois and Iowa as thunderstorms swept through on Saturday.

High winds and a possible tornado were also reported in Indiana.

The National Weather Service said the tornadoes included one in Jonesboro, Arkansas, rated EF3 with winds up to 140 miles per hour.

Among the places that were hit was a mall in Jonesboro and an apartment building in the northeastern Iowa community of Oelwein.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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